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Tāpa
Tāpa
Tāpa
Tāpa

Tāpa

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  • Regular price $90.00
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    Tapa cloth (or simply tapa) is a bark cloth made in the islands of the Pacific Ocean. The cloth is known by a number of local names although the term tapa is international and understood throughout the islands that use the cloth. The word tapa is from Tahiti and the Cook Islands, where Captain Cook was the first European to collect it and introduce it to the rest of the world. In Tonga, tapa is known as ngatu, and here it is of great social importance to the islanders, often being given as gifts. In Samoa, the same cloth is called siapo, and in Niue it is hiapo. In Hawaiʻi, it is known as kapa. In Rotuma, a Polynesian island in the Fiji group, it is called ‘uha and in other Fiji islands it is called masi. In the Pitcairn islands it was called ahu. It is also known as tapia.

    Feature

    • Lightweight construction with breathable mesh fabric for maximum comfort and performance.
    • Lace-up closure for a snug fit.
    • Soft linen interior with arch support and removable insole pad.
    • High quality EVA sole for traction and exceptional durability.

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