Lot: 55

96th Auction

Barkcloth "masi bolabola", before 1920

Fidji Islands

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Günther & Ursula Hartmann, Berlin, Germany M: 90.6 inch x 17.3 inch 800 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

paper mulberry (Broussonetica papyrifera),
To make these cloths, the inner bark of the paper mulberry is stripped from the stem, soaked, beaten and felted to the required size. The painting with vegetable and mineral colors is done with stencils or freehand.

Hooper, Steven, Fiji, Norwich 2016, p. 158 ff.