On 20 may 1988 Franch Polynesia issued three stamps featuring the work of the Swedish artist Paul Engdahl on tapa cloth.
Tapa is a cloth made out of the beaten bark of the breadfruit tree, or the banyan tree, or the paper mulberry tree and because of its texture, is considered to be very difficult to paint.
One of this stamps “the family on the river” shows a native outrigger.
Source: Watercraft Philately 1989 pag. 51.
French Polynesia 1988 54f. Sg533, Scott 483
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