When people ask me where I get my artsy side #IGetItFromMyMama These are from 1975 and still look beautiful! Samoan Tapas (Siapo) A, C & E by my mum, Hamina Cahill. Tapas B & D by renowned artist (mum's teacher) Mary Pritchard #faasamoa#tapas#siapo#samoanart
Tapa Sampler, made by John Williams.
Tapa is barkcloth made by felting wet inner bark fibre with a grooved wooden mallet. It comes in a wide variety of thicknesses, colours, designs, glazes and is sometimes even scented. It was, and is still, used to wrap/cover people, objects and architecture and exchanged as a form of soft wealth. Plus it's gorgeous!