Tapa (bark cloth) has many uses across Samoa, Fiji, Tonga and the rest of the Pacific, but is primarily used for important occasions such as weddings and funerals. Tapa, which come in various sizes and shapes, are also often used to decorate the home, conferring a touch of nature and Pacific flavour to the home. Every Polynesian island decorates tapa with their own distinct designs, patterns and traditional motifs.