Pacific Art Niu Sila: The Pacific Dimension of Contemporary New Zealand Art

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While visiting Te Papa’s exhibition Paperskin: the art of tapa cloth, you’ll find at Te Papa Store a fascinating array of publications on tapa.

Have your pick – Te Papa Press series of Icons Ngā Taonga features Te Papa's Pacific collection items. Keen on exploring the history, origins, and uses of tapa? Reach out for Pacific Tapa and Tapa of the Pacific, written by Roger Neich and Mick Prendergrast. Interested in the role of tapa in art? Available for sale is Sean Mallon and Pandora Fulimalo Pereira’s book Pacific Art Niu Sila, which highlights tapa in arts and crafts.

You'll also find postcards and prints from Te Papa's Pacific collection, as well as beautifully hand-crafted Pacific-inspired jewellery.

Merchandise for Paperskin: the art of Tapa cloth in Te Papa Store