masi kesa (Tapa Cloth) Play

Physical description

The cloth is rectangular and natural coloured with patterns painted in brown and black. The patterns are arranged in horizontal bands. The bands on the top and bottom edges are repeated brown lines. The next band is made of black squares with two natural coloured flowers in the centre and el borate diamond and triangle borders. The next band has a black background with repeated natural coloured, three-prong figures. Another band has a black background with a natural coloured chain pattern. The final band has natural coloured parallelograms with a central flower and scored edges on a brown background. The cloth is made of two pieces joined together.