"Siapo, also known as tapa, is one of the oldest Samoan cultural art forms. For centuries Siapo has been passed from generation to generation. Even so, it has fast become a nearly extinct art form. Siapo is not only a decorative art, it is a symbol of Samoan culture." siapo.com
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This Siapo is from their website. 1838-1842 Mamanu. This piece was collected in 1839 on the United States Exploring Expedition visit their site to view more of the collections.