Bark cloth from Wallis and Futuna


Waist Cloth (Salatasi), Futuna Island, Wallis and Futuna, late 19th–early 20th century and Sash (Lafi), Wallis and Futuna, late 19th–early 20th century, bark cloth, paint (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

 

Additional resources

Waist cloth (Salatasi) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sash (Lafi) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Polynesia, 1900 A.D.–present in Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tapa: Pacific Style at the Museum of New Zealand

Adrienne L Kaeppler, The Pacific Arts of Polynesia and Micronesia (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008).

Roger Neich and Mick Pendergrast, Traditional Tapa: Textiles of the Pacific (Thames and Hudson: London, 1997).

Simon Kooijman, Polynesian Barkcloth (Shire Ethnography: Aylesbury, U.K., 1988).


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Cite this page as: Dr. Billie Lythberg and Dr. Beth Harris, "Bark cloth from Wallis and Futuna," in Smarthistory, December 13, 2021, accessed June 28, 2022, https://smarthistory.org/bark-cloth-from-wallis-and-futuna/.