In my latest catalog there is a very interesting essay by Christin Kocher Schmid on the bark cloth painted tapa from the Finisterre Mountains such as this example. In the essay she describes how the painting process is both magical and a mental challenge to lay down the design in one color (black or red) and then the other color—where the colors must not cross each other and the end result be beautiful and consistent with clan-owned motifs. The present example is illustrated in the catalog as figure 160 and was field collected by myself in 2002. It dates to the early/mid 20th century, is 38” (96.6 cm) by 29 ¾” (75.5 cm) and sell for $5000. Questions?