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Tapa, bark cloth from Samoa, South Pacific

Ceremonial ‘Tapa’ (bark cloth), Samoa, South Pacific, early 20th century.
Condition: Good condition overall, a few tears and one hole. 
Measures: 120 x 247cm / 6’11” x 8’1”
Inscription: ‘Simaituamaforina Masefau’
Provenance: Collected in the 1930s

 

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Woven camelid-hair half tunic (interlocked and dovetailed joins, discontinuous warp and weft, woven added fringe) Nasca culture, south coast of Peru, 600-1000 CE
Condition: Mounted – Some repaired and patched holes.
Measures: 60 x 198cm / 1’11.5” x 6’6”
Similar piece illustrated in ‘Ancient Threads/New Directions by Elena
Phipps’
Provenance: Mrs. Elizabeth Holmes

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