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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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Based in Margaret River Western Australia with his wife Catherine and three kids Kalani, Tavian and Ayla, Russell Ord’s photography has evolved through experiences in and around the ocean; and...
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