jan 1, 1875 - Hiapo (Tapa)
Men’s tapas were made of hard materials and were associated with rituals and rites. Women’s tapas used soft materials and ephemeral materials like bark and leaves. Cloth made of bark is known as Tapas in Polynesia. Made by harvesting bark and pounding it flat into a paper like thing. Sacredly, tapas were used to wrap deities. They were used everyday and on sacred occasions. Stopped being produced in the 90s. They were located in Niue, Micronesia.
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