Painted Barkcloth (Masi kesa). Often referred to using the general term tapa, barkcloth is a clothlike material derived from the inner bark of certain species of the mulberry tree. Practiced almost exclusively by women, tapa making is one of the most important and diverse art forms in Polynesia.
Our Masi collection features handprinted designs by artisans from Moce Island, Lau Group. Each piece is unique and may vary slightly in ink tone as these are printed with natural dyes only.
Approximately 60 x 60 cm,
or 23.5 x 23.5 in.