5481 TAPA in sulphur green & white Fortuny Printed Cottons
Tapa Pattern

TAPA in sulphur green & white

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Originally made in the Pacific island nations, TAPA is a barkcloth traditionally decorated by rubbing, stenciling, or dyeing, among other techniques specific to the Tongan, Samoan, and Fijian people. The British Captain Cook first collected the cloths and brought them to the western world in the mid-18th century. In some cultures, the TAPA cloth was an important aspect of gift exchange. The simple mark-making on TAPA likely represents Leva berries (the series of dots) and the ocean’s currents (the zigzag pattern).

Please note: This fabric is discontinued. Discontinued fabrics are available for purchase but stock is limited. Pricing varies.

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100% Long Staple Cotton


Iron on reverse side with low setting at 110C /230 F. Do not steam. Suitable for dry cleaning.


Fortuny fabrics are appropriate for all your furnishing needs, including upholstery, wallcoverings, window treatments, pillows, and other home accessories.


Each running of Fortuny is a piece of art in its own right. With subtle variations in color and texture, no two runnings are ever the same. Dye lot cuttings will be provided for review upon reserve.