Tapa Beater

Production date
1960s
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Object detail

Description
Wooden tapa beater, stained and polished, possibly with some sort of oil. Circular in cross section. Has 'Fiji' and 'Suva' carved on beater - arrow symbols on handle and beater.

A tapa beater is a tool that has been used by Pacific Island cultures for centuries, used to beat and flatten piecies of tree bark to create pieces of cloth.
Artist/maker
Production date
1960s
Production place
Fiji
Department
Social History
Object type
Collection
Media/materials
Materials/<materials by origin>/plant material/<wood and wood products>/wood
Accession no
1999.55

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