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Special Installation, TAPA: Unwrapping Polynesian Barkcloth

Continuing through September 1, 2013

Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, third floor

This spring, students taking the course On Exhibit: The Pacific Islands had the opportunity to create a small installation and online web module focusing on Polynesian tapa cloth. Polynesian tapa cloth is made from beating the inner bark of trees, usually paper mulberry. After the cloth is beaten, it is pasted or felted together and is usually painted. Tapa cloth is created throughout the Pacific and is used in ceremonies, dances, and funerals, with pieces sometimes hundreds of feet long.

Start
Sunday May 26, 2013 12:00 PM
End
Sunday May 26, 2013 05:00 PM
Location
Art Museum
Contact
812-855-5445
Website
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu
Cost
free
Other Info
Art
Contact Email
kspascha@indiana.edu
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