Tapa cloth. ca. 1885 | 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

Tapa cloth. ca. 1885 | 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

New Zealand Koru Designs... pattern/ emphasis/value/color schemes- so many different ideas!

New Zealand Koru Designs... pattern/ emphasis/value/color schemes- so many different ideas!

This is an oil painting by the Samoan artist Fatu Feu'u (1946- ), depicting the story of Salamasina, a significant woman from ancient Samoa. http://artsonline2.tki.org.nz/resources/units/music_units/symbol_2_sound/images.php

This is an oil painting by the Samoan artist Fatu Feu'u (1946- ), depicting the story of Salamasina, a significant woman from ancient Samoa. http://artsonline2.tki.org.nz/resources/units/music_units/symbol_2_sound/images.php

Green Boat, Orange Bird © All rights reserved Marina Strocchi 2009 Australia acrylic on linen, 120 x 65cm.

Green Boat, Orange Bird © All rights reserved Marina Strocchi 2009 Australia acrylic on linen, 120 x 65cm.

There is a very old booklet, titled ‘Teaching Maori Art to Children’ (part of a series called ‘Primary Arts’ I think – I haven’t got an original!). It makes a nu…

Teaching Maori Art to Children

There is a very old booklet, titled ‘Teaching Maori Art to Children’ (part of a series called ‘Primary Arts’ I think – I haven’t got an original!). It makes a nu…

Anthony Boakye uses a comb to mark parallel lines on an adinkra cloth in Ntonso, Ghana.

Anthony Boakye uses a comb to mark parallel lines on an adinkra cloth in Ntonso, Ghana.

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