Collection Online

Untitled
(early 20th century-mid 20th century)

Medium
natural pigments on tapa (barkcloth)
Measurements
108.0 × 54.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Wallis Islands, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Oceania
Inscription
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on reverse u.c.: A1396
Accession Number
2007.101
Department
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Todd Barlin, 2007
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Wallis bark cloths share similarities to those of the neighbouring islands of Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. Two types of tapa made on Wallis Islands are the "Talo", large sheets that are used as bedcovers and screens and "lafi", the wrap around skirt.