Oro tapa

From bark to fashion wear

A story that is still being written and may take another generation of the Maisin to write the concluding paragraphs.

For now let's look at the humble beginnings of the bark cloth that is slowly wedging a space for itself in a highly competitive emerging market of traditional items that have commercial value.

In 1986 I stumbled into the PNG Arts shop at Gordons in Port Moresby.