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Delve into the cultural significance and intricate process involved in creating tapa.

From the collections of the Queensland Art Gallery, the Queensland Museum, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and a private collector, works in Paperskin: the art of tapa cloth range from delicate, elaborately patterned textiles and bold, striking tapa, to  four-metre-high ornate masks used in ceremonies in Papua New Guinea.  

Essays by the curators Maud Page, Sean Mallon, and Imelda Miller, explore this rich and important mode of artistic and cultural expression.  

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Paperskin: Barkcloth across the Pacific - Publication cover

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