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Blowing Tapa Cloth at Anahola Bay, painting by Mac James, Kaua'i, Hawai'i

Blowing Tapa Cloth at Anahola Bay
Graphite and oil on canvas
28" x 56"
2006
detail

Tapa cloth is an ancient craft of pounding out very delicate and strong cloth from tree bark. The cloth is anointed with many marks tapped into the bark cloth with a carved stamp patterning signifying such things as family and heritage.



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