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Fiji 1d. 1911 Old UB Postcard Fijian Women Ladies Making Tapa Tappa Native ClothVintage Old Undivided Back Postcard. Fiji - Ethnic Life. Fijian Women Ladies Making Tapa Tappa Native Cloth. Postally Used with King Edward 7th 1d stamp, tied Suva.
Publisher: A.M. Brodziak & Co. Suva Fiji
Faults: Creases, wear and marks
Sent from: Suva
Addressed to: Buxton Derbyshire England
Stamp: KEVII 1d
Background: Tapa or Tapa cloth is a barkcloth made in the islands of the Pacific Ocean, primarily in Tonga, Samoa and Fiji, but as far afield as Niue, Cook Islands, Futuna, Solomon Islands, Java, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea (particularly in Oro Province around Tufi) and Hawaii (where it is called kapa). In French Polynesia it has nearly disappeared, except for some villages in the Marquesas.
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