Traditionally in Tonga, Tapa cloths are made from tree bark and ink. We didn't have the time to chop trees and roll out bark so we got creative and used normal A4 paper with some tea!
We use tea to dye the paper a light brown colour and scrunched it up to give it some texture.
Students researched Tongan Tapa cloth designs and got to work creating their patterns.
Here are some photos from the process!
|Wiriana dyeing his paper!|
|Wiriana dabbing the tea-bag onto the paper|
|Our paper drying|
|Perenara drawing his design|
|Stephney looking up designs and creating her Tapa cloth|
|The finished product up on the wall!|