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The tapa
The tapa is a fabric that is exclusively made by women from the bark of the breadfruit tree or mulberry tree. Until the arrival of Europeans, Polynesians used only this fabric, exclusively made by women. Today, this art no longer persists really elsewhere than in Fatu Hiva. With each full moon, Hina Tau Ani harvests her wood and repeats with precision the gestures transmitted by her mother when she was 15 years old...
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