Tapa Fish wall hanging by Vanua Clay Fiji

Tapa Fish wall hanging



The designs on this fish wall hanging are based on the masi/tapa design (more commonly referred to as Masi in Fiji). Because Tai is from the Lau group of islands, they call the design Tapa, a slight regional difference in name. Masi/tapa is the paper made from the inner bark of the paper mulberry tree. This is a standard masi design for Fijian printing.

Tapa/masi cloth designs are traditionally found in wall hangings, but Tai said 'why not incorporate them into our pottery?'. This gives the Vanua Clay pieces a unique edge; each piece is a culmination of the diverse creativity and beauty seen around Fiji by Tai and Lavenia.  


Crafter/ArtisanVanua Clay
Made fromClay from Viti Levu, Fiji
Size22.5cm in length from nose to fin, 15cm across the fish-head