textile; sample (textileworking: barkcloth making); tapa

Long narrow sample of cream-coloured barkcloth painted with red and black patterns on one side. The textile is sewn together from 3 pieces. It appears to have been part of a larger loincloth as it is cut/torn at one shorter end (see accompanying documentation). The patterns consist of a border along the opposite shorter end, and sets of bands covering the main part of the textile.

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