Papua New Guinea Bark cloth
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Authentic vintage Tapa cloth from Papua New Guinea. This is a nice vintage piece,and very hard to come by. Cloths like these were used a loin cloths,and worn especially for ritual and ceremonial occasions. This one originates from the Oro Province,from a village along the shores of Collingwood Bay. In excellent condition,no fading,holes or tears. Dimensions are 1010 mm x 490 mm. $275.00 SOLD
Early Bark cloth Waist Cloth Circa 1950.This beautiful early tapa cloth was collected by Henry Van Leeuwen who worked as a patrol officer in New Guinea in the 1950-60's. Henry worked on Manus Island in the Fifties and the Highlands afterwards. This bark cloth would have been worn around the waist by women and has has a nice geometric design which has slightly muted with age.Dimensions: 1m x 950 mm. $450.00 SOLD