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13 février 2015

Salon du tapa - Tapa exhibition 2/3

Le savoir-faire du tapa a perduré dans l' île la plus isolée de l'archipel des Marquises, Fatu Iva.
Battre l'écorce pour l'affiner et la rendre souple est un travail long et pénible.

The expertise of tapa persisted in the most isolated island in the Marquesas archipelago, Fatu Iva.
Beating the bark to refine and make it flexible is a long and painful labor.


Photos par ©TahitiDailyPhoto - Novembre 2014 - Tahiti > Mairie de Pirae

3 commentaires:

  1. It's amazing to me that the bark can be beaten into cloth. I wonder how first person who ever did this decided to try it!

  2. That must have been a process of trial and error to get it right.

  3. Polynesians didn't know fabric until the arrival of the first westerners in the 18th century. In such conditions, you have to find something in order to dress, to wrap newborns or dead people ...


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