Bark cloth stencil

Production date
Unknown
Country
Fiji
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Description
Bark cloth stencil, VAKAMATA or DRAUDRAU cut from cardboard with scissors; used with mangrove bark [Rhizophora sp.] paint mixed with chimney soot to turn the 'red mud' colour black.
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Measurements
L133 x W130mm
Media/Materials description
Cardboard
History and use
This is a stencil used for making decorations on tapa. This is one method used in the Pacific for creating designs.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
E11816.10

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