Bark cloth rubbing plate

Production date
08 Oct 1982
Country
Fiji
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Description
Bark cloth (Masi) rubbing plate, KUPETI coconut leaf midrib SASA sewn on to backing of coconut leaf sheath VULO
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Measurements
L251 x W235mm
Media/Materials description
Bark cloth, coconut leaf
History and use
This is a rubbing plate used for making decorations on masi. Masi is the local word for tapa in Fiji. This is one method used in the Pacific for creating designs on tapa.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
E11826.1

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