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Flower Tapa

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Item #: 1326.00.0
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About GrafixMat Coasters:

Each GrafixMat® is a work of art, masterfully laser-engraved on the cork front with a unique and amusing story colorfully illustrated on its flip-side.  For a treasured gift or your own personal collection; select one or create a set of 2, 4, 6 or more from 21 themed Collections totaling more than 500 contemporary and fine art designs.  Made from eco-friendly recycled cork from Portugal and Spain, yet handcrafted in the U.S.A. GrafixMats® are so artfully designed and intriguing, we've created a hanging hole in the back of each coaster.

All Natural    •    Durable Easy Wash    •    Singles or Sets Storage Caddies    •    4 1/4" Diameter, 5/16" Thick        Green Certified

Front Design:

Flower Design on Tapa

The Back Story:

Flower Tapa

Tonga’s tapa cloth originated on the main Island of Tongatapu, where the paper mulberry tree grows best. When the tree is about 13 feet high the bark is stripped and beaten into pieces up to 65 feet long, then hand-painted with natural brown and tan dyes. The cloth itself is called tapa but the painted product is known as ngatu. Big pieces of ngatu make excellent wall hangings.

Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state an island chain of 176 islands scattered over 270,000 square miles of the southern Pacific Ocean.

About The Artist: Dean A. Nuhane Wings of Tafahi Tapa Arts, Hawaii All work is genuine Hand-Made Tapa with 100% natural inks.