FINE VINTAGE NGATU TAPA BARK CLOTH VERY OLD TONGA SAMOA

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 19, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
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VITAL STATISTICS
FINE VINTAGE NGATU TAPA BARK CLOTH VERY OLD TONGA SAMOA
C.; 1940-50's?, Approx.; 67" x 49" . FINE/GOOD Condition,
One corner torn; mostly all t if restored, some damage elsew is minimal age appropriate wear for a delicate piece, needs to be mounted, see pictures. $16 Shipping Continental. We combine.
Excellent Patterned Tapa Bark Cloth Ngatu with intricately detailed graphics! Rare Vintage Ephemera in FINE Condition!
The closer you look, the better it gets! Striking Primitive Pattern evokes the islands and Polynesia!
Fragile and delicate, easily restored with only a few small holes and the corner tear, for a 70+ textile it is exceptional condition!
Incredible close detailing only found in older pieces, the right size for a superb display, a deserving quality tapa packed away for decades!
I roll tapa to relax the fold lines, which aren't too bad on this one; I hope the winner will mount this museum quality piece to ensure its' legacy!
The last two pictures are the back, you can more easily assess the condition of this fine tapa!
And at .99 Cents, you know this magic carpet is going to fly! Our most ironic NO PANTS Auction ever! AloooooHA!
Tapa cloth (or simply tapa ) is a bark cloth made in the islands of t
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