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Re: source of tapa
- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: source of tapa
- From: Daria <dherlihy@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 08:32:46 -0500
- Message-id: <199701221323.FAA14794@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hello! Would anyone know the source of some plain white, or near white
tapa (also called kapa ) which is made from the inner bark fibers of
the white mulberry which are pounded into a sheet, rather than "Hollandered"
into pulp. The people of Somoa, Maori, New Guinea and a few in Hawaii are
still making cloth like sheets of this, but I would like some which has
not already been painted with ethnic designs.
Many thanks for any information available.
Also, there is a new paper place in N.Y.C. which specializes in
exotic papers - would anyone hav the name and address of this place ?
Lilias at Saltwinds Yankee Barn Workshop