A Siapo is made from the bark of the mulberry tree and is created by placing a cloth over a carved wooden block and rubbing clay dyes over to make the motifs. This unframed, hand-printed Siapo from Samoa is a unique piece of wall art....more
A Siapo is made from the bark of the mulberry tree and is created by placing a cloth over a carved wooden block and rubbing clay dyes over to make the motifs. This unframed, hand-printed Siapo from Samoa is a unique piece of wall art and a great conversation piece.
Color: Earth tones
Materials: Bark cloth and natural dyes
Rod included: No
Dimensions: 14 inches high x 14 inches wide
Story Behind the Art: Women In Business Development (WIBD) is a small not-for-profit organization with focus on providing opportunities for rural families living in Western Samoa. They assist the families in generating income using sustainable resources available in the villages. WIBD provides assistance and supervision in making the handcrafted products, in marketing and selling the goods, plus provides the families with access to micro-finance.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
tree bark cloth, clay dyes
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