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TRIBAL ART
Tapa Bark are from the Oro province PNG. The cloth is made for ceremonial costumes and exchanges as well as for sale. Designs are specific to clans and individuals may reinterpret traditional designs or create new ones. The rights to a design are often owned. Tapa’s are made from mulberry tree bark that is and soaked,then scraped and beaten with stone or wood beaters. Damp, glutinous pieces of bark are overlapped... [MORE]
Tapa Bark are from the Oro province PNG. The cloth is made for ceremonial costumes and exchanges as well as for sale. Designs are specific to clans and individuals may reinterpret traditional designs or create new ones. The rights to a design are often owned. Tapa’s are made from mulberry tree bark that is and soaked,then scraped and beaten with stone or wood beaters. Damp, glutinous pieces of bark are overlapped & beaten to form sheets. The hand painted designs use colours from clays,plants & charcoal.

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Ratoos is among the few Papuans from the gulf province of PNG who continues to express the beliefs and traditions of his ancestors through his paintings. He found his roots...
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