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Got any Tapa designs?
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Joined: Nov 15, 2006
Posts: 240
From: Hale'a'Kenmore, Wash
Posted: 2009-01-20 10:42 pm   Permalink

I'm still looking for Tapa style designs
We're now thinking possibly Sixties retro-ish. I might be making my own stamps,including some primitive dog images.
any suggestions or sources?

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Tacky Tiki
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 259
From: Tackyville, N. CA
Posted: 2009-01-21 07:47 am   Permalink

I'm interested, too. I am stuck with a plain white ceiling. I really want to do faint tapa designs in a very light tan/cream, but I don't know if I can get away with it. What I really want is grass matting or something, but that won't happen.


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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7656
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-01-21 08:00 am   Permalink

PM Dawn (Sophista-tiki)
She's the Tapa Laureate around here!

Also,check your library in the Ethnic/Carving/Decorative Arts-Crafts section
They's always good stuff at the library!

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Kiki von Tiki
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Joined: Mar 01, 2008
Posts: 758
From: Irvine, CA
Posted: 2009-01-21 11:28 am   Permalink

The University of Oregon has a nice web page with lots of pictures of their tapa collection -


Pretty cool stuff!

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 30, 2006
Posts: 749
From: Folly Beach, SC--'Follynesia'
Posted: 2009-01-22 11:34 am   Permalink

Do a search for tapa on ebay--always some nice pieces for inspiration there.

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Nesian Girl

Joined: Jun 20, 2009
Posts: 2
Posted: 2009-06-20 8:36 pm   Permalink

Hi there

Check out the Samoan Tapa designs on this site:

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 04, 2005
Posts: 1600
From: SoCal
Posted: 2009-06-20 8:42 pm   Permalink

Humuhumu's Critiki has som pretty cool photos of tapa and alot of other cool image galleries...

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