Decorated / Painted Bark Cloth. Tapa. Papua New Guinea. Indonesia.
A stunning example of tribal and ethnographic art. From the Oro Province where the Papuan people use decorated barkcloth for ceremonial costumes (capes and laplaps) and bartering. Designs are specific to clans and many designs are “owned” by tribal individuals.
The pigment is all organic.
These make excellent wall hangings and table coverings.