Tapa Vatulele 3X1 | Jack's of Fiji
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Tapa Vatulele 3X1

Product Code: 005943 Category:

FJD $29.95

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  • A beautiful piece of art from the Island of Vatulele. Masi or tapa cloth is made from the bark of the paper mulberry tree (Broussonetia papyrifera). Its bark is stripped then the outer bark is separated from the inner white bark named tutu.
  • The strips are soaked and pounded until they become wider and more pliable. A number of strips are then overlapped and the joints are beaten with a mallet until they are firmly joined together to form the desired size and texture. After this, the masi is sun-dried until it resembles a fine white cloth.
  • Different indigenous Fijian (Itaukei) communities have their own distinctive motifs with symbolic meaning, produced for ceremonial wear, for people of chiefly rank and for general wear.
  • A beautiful Fijian art which can be part of your home decor or a gift for someone special.


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