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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: Denis Gouey <bbliopeg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 09:35:48 -0500
- Message-id: <199701221431.GAA18226@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 ?
> Thankyou !
> Lilias at Saltwinds Yankee Barn Workshop
Try New York Central Art Supply, they have been in business forever and
they have the most varied collection of papers. They are located down
town NYC on 3rd Avenue. Tel. 212 473 7705. Be patient with them as they
are often very busy with a lot of the artist leaving in this area of
Denis Gouey Bookbinding Studio
PO Box 383 Norfolk CT, 06058
860 542 5063