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.
08 Oct 1982
L135 x W87mm
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.