masi kesa (Tapa Cloth) Play

Physical description

The cloth is square and natural in colour with designs painted in brown. There is a border of squares set in from the edge. Opposite sides of the border have the same design within the squares; one is diamonds and the other is triangles. In the centre there are five panels; three horizontal flanked by a vertical panel on either side. The motif of four small squares arranged in a square with a heart turned outwards in each corner is repeated three times in each vertical panel. The upper and lower horizontal panels each repeat the motif twice. The centre panel has two triangles with lines extending down 2from the base. All designs are painted brown and outlined in a black-brown.