siapo (Tapa Cloth)

Physical description

Rectangular tapa cloth with geometric designs in black, dark-brown and tan against a medium-brown base. The tapa cloth is divided by patterned lines into three rows. The top and bottom row feature abstracted floral-like designs with two brown and two black leaves. The middle row contains eight point stars outlined in dark brown. Four diamond-like shapes radiate out from the dark brown circle at each star’s centre. The medium-brown space around each of the stars and floral designs is decorated with a tan triangular pattern.