sample (textileworking: barkcloth making); barkcloth; tapa

Rectangular cream barkcloth (tapa) with painted decoration in light and dark brown. The textile is seemingly from a larger piece, as some of the patterns are cut. The design consists of 2 rectangular areas, separated by a narrow band. The areas seem to contain sections of similar motifs painted in dark brown. These show a building(?) with ornaments on the roof(?) against a rubbed light brown ground. The narrow rectangle above the dividing band contains what appears to be writing. On both sides are part of sections that contain what appear to be individual motifs.

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