Definition of tapa in English:
1.1 (also tapa cloth) Cloth made from tapa, used in the Pacific islands.
- Beaded cloth from India, Indonesian batiks, and Hawaiian tapa are perfect for pillows or throws.
- The principal tasks for Wallisian men are the production of food in the form of root crops, pigs and seafood, whereas women produce tapa and mats.
- On Wallis, there is no longer a central market but, as we have seen in the early sections of this paper, there is an important informal market for pigs, fish, tapa and mats.
Early 19th century: of Polynesian origin.
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