Bark cloth stencil

Production date
08 Oct 1982
Country
Fiji
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Description
Bark cloth stencil, DRAUDRAU, cut from cardboard. It has been used with dye made from DOGO mangrove bark, to which chimney soot has been added. This pattern, when printed, forms a long narrow rectangle 85mm x 23mm. It features a central column with 2 equilateral triangles at either end, and 5 equilateral triangles pointing out from the column, suggestive of the cadduceus or double strand of DNA.
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Measurements
L135 x W87mm
Media/Materials description
Card/Cardboard (Paper)
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
E11816.24

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