The ancient craft of creating bark cloth is shared by numerous cultures around the world. In Samoa, this textile tradition has been passed down for generations and is an integral component of gift exchange. The textile we see here is a prime example of a siapo tasina, a type of bark cloth (siapo) that has...
This silk scarf or square, a souvenir of the 1939 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York, illustrates an assortment of the buildings erected for the fair: the iconic Trylon and Perisphere, designed by Wallace K. Harrison and J. André Fouilhoux[i]; the Marine Transportation Building, Hall of Communication, Means of Production, Textile Building, Administration...
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