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Mediations of cloth: Tapa and Personhood among the Maisin in PNG

Hermkens, Anna-Karina

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Tapa (or barkcloth), which is made from the outer bark of specific trees, is intimately interwoven with past and present socialities across Oceania. The cloths have been used to decorate, wrap, cover, protect, and carry the human body, as exchange valuables and commodities, in land claims, and as indexes and embodiments of ancestral power. This article explores the complexities of personhood in Oceania by focusing on the making and ceremonial use of tapa among the Maisin of Collingwood Bay,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-03-25
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/13520
Source: Oceania
DOI: 10.1002/ocea.5070

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