Traditional Tapa Textiles of the Pacific

Author(s): Roger Neich; Mick Pendergrast

Maori & Pacific

The manufacture of tapa cloth, made from the inner bark of certain trees, is one of the most distinctive products of the cultures of the Pacific islands. In several parts of Melanesia from New Guinea to Vanuatu in Fiji and on most of the high islands of Polynesia from Hawaii to Tahiti, the Marquesas, Tonga, Samoa, Niue, the Cook Islands and New Zealand, the manufacture of barkcloth is an ancient craft which has been practised for thousands of years.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780500279892
  • : Thames & Hudson
  • : Thames & Hudson
  • : 0.648637
  • : November 1997
  • : .43 Inches X 11.81 Inches X 8.31 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Roger Neich; Mick Pendergrast
  • : paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 160