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Topic: Paperskin: The Art of Tapa Cloth

The exhibition Paperskin: the art of tapa cloth held at Te Papa between 19 June –12 September 2010 was a unique celebration of the breathtaking visual sophistication and richness of tapa. 

From dramatic and ornate 4-metre-high ceremonial masks used in Papua New Guinea, to an impressive 22.7-metre tapa (ngatu) from Tonga, Paperskin: the art of tapa cloth brings together an impressive selection of over 40 tapa works from around the Pacific.

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