Tapa Cloth Swatches 250g


Random Swatch Bundle


We have saved all of our precious off cuts over the years and so have created some project bundles to get you started. Choose from a bundle of Scraps, Swatches or Off Cuts and you can get stuck in with your first Tapa project.

This awesome Tapa cloth swatch bundle is part of a collection of hand crafted vintage Tongan Tapa cloth from the 60-70’s. They are off cuts from projects, perfect for making jewellery and accessories, coasters, place matts and etc.

Tapa cloth is not a woven material, but made from bark that has been softened through a process of soaking and beating. The inner bark is taken from several types of trees or shrubs, often mulberry and then layered to make a stiff fabric. Each piece has a unique design specific to the islands it is from and the decoration is applied with paints and vegetable dyes of light brown, red, and black.

Tapa cloth is perfect as decorative accents throughout your Tiki Bar.

This collection we bought from a collector back in the year 2000 whoes wife was Tongan, he had been part of a political envoy there so each piece we know is genuinely hand crafted from Tonga and still in beautiful condition.

Incorporating vintage Tongan Tapa Cloth into your Tiki Bar you can create an immersive tropical experience that transports your guests to a bygone era of Polynesia.

Product Features:

  • Hand-made Vintage Tongan Tapa Cloth Swatch Bundle 250g
  • This swatch bundle is a random selection of swatches A4-A5 in size. Each bundle is completely random and unique and the images shown are an example of the variation of size, design and colours you may recieve but not the exact swatches in the bundle
  • We have taken every measure to try and photograph the detail of each piece but being hand made in layers can present frays, holes and inconsistent thicknesses that are characteristic of this type of cloth.
  • 250g bundle of swatches
  • Care and Maintenance: Vintage Tongan Tapa Cloth requires delicate handling to preserve its integrity. Avoid direct sunlight and excessive moisture, as these can cause fading and deterioration.

Additional information

Dimensions 20 × 14 × 14 cm
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