barkcloth; sample (textileworking: barkcloth making); tapa; textile

Small rectangular piece of cream barkcloth with black painted decoration. The textile is seemingly from a larger cloth as some of the patterns are cut. The tapa has a cut dentate edge on one longer, and one of the shorter sides. The decoration consists of a centre panel which is bordered on 3 sides. The panel contains half of an 8-pointed star. In the corners and the middle of the shorter side are outward-pointing triangular motifs and chevrons. The borders contain dentate or chevron patterns.


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