Tapa Cloth

Tapa Cloth

Category: Household Arts


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Originating Institution: South Pacific Division: SPD


1.      What are the main uses of Tapa cloth?
2.      Know three different ways that Tapa cloth is made in the Pacific Islands.
3.      Know the trees used for making Tapa cloth in your area.
4.      Explain the following.
a.       Explain the steps in making Tapa cloth and then demonstrate your knowledge by making a 1/2 meter square Tapa cloth.
b.      Explain the process of dying Tapa cloth using natural dyes and decorate your tapa cloth.
5.      Make a collection of a number of different types of Tapa cloth designs and outline the purpose for which they were used.