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At-Home Anthro LIVE

Create a Tapa Cloth

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 |
1:00PM - 1:45PM ET

This is a virtual event.
A tapa cloth showing a turtle with patterns around the border of the cloth.


Virtual Event - Penn Museum


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Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live learning sessions by Penn Museum educators. Every Tuesday, join these 30-minute sessions—perfect for kids in elementary to middle school—to dig deeper into world cultures, archaeology, and anthropology with demonstrations of hands-on projects you can try at home!

A tapa cloth is a barkcloth made in the islands of the Pacific Ocean. A unique type of textile, it is made by softening the bark of shrubs and trees into thin strands. Investigate the natural materials, symbols, and making process of tapa cloths through close study of barkcloth in the Museum’s collection. Plan a design with drawings of animals, flowers, or patterns you see in your own community.

Recommended Materials: Paper and pencils, crayons, or markers.

Free to Registered Guests