Beating Anvil - bark cloth

Production date
Unknown
Country
Fiji
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Description
Masi beating anvil for producing bark cloths made from either yatua or dudau wood with two wooden feet for base.
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Measurements
L1570 x W330mm
Media/Materials description
Wood
History and use
This anvil is used in the process of making tapa. Other materials and equipment include: a beater - for spreading the bast (inner bark), shell scrapers, stencils - for creating designs, and dyes and paints.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
E11797

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