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Topic: Tapa: Pacific Style

For centuries, people across the Pacific have created beautiful and functional tapa cloth from the inner bark of a range of tropical trees. They share common techniques of tapa-making, but produce cloth richly varied in both design and use.

In Tapa: Pacific Style, fragile garments more than 100 years old take their place alongside contemporary work, some created specially for this exhibition, in a celebration of the skills and versatility of this enduring art.

Te Tapa: Momo Moutere
Puta noa i nga rautau, kua hanga nga iwi o nga Moutere i te pueru tapa i te kiri o roto o etahi rakau paru. He rite te hanga tapa a nga iwi nei, engari ko te hua he pueru rereke atu te hoahoa me te whakamahi.
 
I roto i a Tapa: Momo Moutere, noho ai etahi pueru kopi kotahi rau tau te pakeke, i te taha o etahi mahi no naianei, etahi o enei i hangaia ake mo tenei whakaaturanga; hei whakanui i nga mohiotanga me te pukenga o tenei toi tuturu.

 

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