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Ngatu Pepa (Vilene Tapa)

Ngatu Pepa (Vilene Tapa), March 1996, Upper Hutt, by Ilo Me'a Fo'ou (New Creations) - Tongan Womans Group. Purchased 1997 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board Funds. © The copyright holder. We are actively seeking the copyright holder. Contact if you can help. Te Papa (FE010743). This ngatu pepa (Tongan barkcloth made from Vilene) was made by the ‘Ilo Me'a Fo'ou (New Creations) Tongan Women's Group, based in Upper Hutt, Wellington. Originally ngatu (Tongan barkcloth or tapa) was made from the bark of the paper mulberry plant, but this ngatu is made from a synthetic material called Vilene. It is made like barkcloth, wi... Overall: 4600mm (width), 12210mm (length)
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March 1996
Upper Hutt
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