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Pacific Woven Mat

Vegetal fibers

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2004.2.18
Geography: Oceania, Possibly Federated States of Micronesia
Classification: Furnishings and Furniture; Floor Coverings and Rugs
Culture/Nationality: Probably Micronesian
Collection: Jane Goodale Collection

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  • bark cloth - A non-woven textile made by beating the inner bark of certain trees and bushes until it is fine and soft. Bark cloth can be painted, stamped, embroidered, or cut and sewn as patchwork although it is relatively fragile, especially when wet. It was once used in almost all of sub-Saharan Africa, being reported as early as the mid-16th century in Liberia; today it is found in Ghana and Nigeria.
  • Oceanic - Cultures and styles of various regions in Oceania, comprising islands scattered throughout the Pacific Ocean (generally excluding Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines), but including Australia.
  • tapa - Bark cloth of Hawaii and other Polynesian Islands, made by pounding the bark of the paper mulberry, breadfruit, or other plants.

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