I was recently going through my tapa cloth collection and came across this beauty I had forgotten I owned. It is from the Collingwood Bay area of Papua New Guinea’s Oro Province and has a striking, atypical design. Collingwood Bay tapa are hardly rare but finding one with both age, field use and a beautiful uncommon design is very difficult. Such a tapa with the cut fringe on the bottom would have been worn as a woman’s skirt. This one dates to the early/mid 20th century, is 53 ¾” (136.5 cm) wide by 30” (76.1 cm) in height. It sells for $3000. Questions?