tapa bark


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tapa bark the thin fibrous bark of the paper mulberry and Pipturus albidus
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In literature:

Quite a Polynesian art is the manufacture of tapa: bark cloth.
"Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific" by Felix Speiser
Tapa is their native cloth made from the bark of trees.
"Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California" by Mary Evarts Anderson
The bark was well soaked in the water all the days of the process of tapa making.
"Legends of Ma-ui--a demi god of Polynesia, and of his mother Hina" by W. D. Westervelt
Tapa, a sort of papery cloth, is made from the bark of the paper mulberry.
"The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines" by Isabel Anderson