For the last few weeks in Room 17 we had been making Tapa Cloths. We made these to connect in with Samoan Language Week.A Tapa Cloth is a cloth that is made from bark. It is found in some pacific Islands including Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. To replicate a tapa cloth we used this process.
First, we got an A3 piece of white paper.
After this we researched Samoan patterns.
Next, we created a border and used pencil to draw our patterns.
Then we drew a turtle in the middle of the page.
Our next step was to draw patterns inside the turtle.
After this, we went over our patterns in vivid making sure we had a balance of black and white.
Our second to last step was to scrunch up our art work to resemble Tapa Cloth.
Finally, we dyed our work and left it to dry.
We are happy with how they have turned out.