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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2006-03-15 11:53 am   Permalink

Tapa cloth is not made from wood and cloth. It is made from the inner bark of certain tropical trees. The inner bark is stripped and soaked and the fibers are pounded together with mallets, making a composite fabric similar to the way fur is made into felt.

 
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PockyTiki
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Joined: Feb 28, 2006
Posts: 556
From: central MA
Posted: 2006-03-15 12:10 pm   Permalink

eh...i got the tree and pounding part right. Close enough! lol

 
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