Tapa Cloth (Siapo) 1 Block

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Samoan siapo (tapa cloth) the Samoan word for a fine cloth made from the inner bark of the u'a (paper mulberry tree), and decorated with natural dyes from a range of trees, plants, and clays. Our talented Nofotane women carefully peel the bard off the tree in strips and then the inner bark is separated and scraped clean. It is then pounded until it widens into a larger size. (40cm X40cm)

Colours/Style may vary depending on material availability or we will provide something similar.  Our Mix coulour/style range, meaning whatever coulour or style is available for your order. If you would like a specific colour/style please leave a note on your order page or get in contact with us. 

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