Paperskin: The Art of Tapa Cloth
June 19 - September 12, 2010
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
From dramatic and ornate four-metre-high ceremonial masks used in Papua New Guinea, to an impressive 22.7-metre ngatu from Tonga, Paperskin: the art of tapa cloth brings together a stunning selection of over 40 tapa works from around the Pacific. This exhibition also offers a rare and unique opportunity for Te Papa to display the two largest tapa pieces from its own extensive tapa collection.
For more information, please visit the Te Papa Tongarewa website.