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Fijian Tapa cloth -- somehow this reminds me both of some amazing quilts I have seen married to Ukrainian Easter eggs.

Fijian Tapa cloth -- somehow this reminds me both of some amazing quilts I have seen married to Ukrainian Easter eggs.

Hiapo is the Niuean word for tapa cloth. | Traditionally it was patterned with designs unique to the island, many of them depicting events that were topical at the time the hiapo was painted. In recent years, hiapo art has been enjoying a revival.

vjeranski: “ Hiapo is the Niuean word (Niuean language is a Polynesian language, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian subgroup of the Austronesian languages) for tapa cloth.

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