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Mbuti 152
32.5" x15"
$200

Mbuti 154
32.5" x 17"
$200

Mbuti 156
31" x18"
$200



Mbuti 159
27.5" x17"
$200


Mbuti 160
27" x13.5"
$200

Mbuti 164
35" x14.5"
SOLD

 Mbuti 165
28.5" x11"
$200 

Mbuti 167
35.5" x16"
SOLD

Mbuti 168
35" x14.5"
SOLD

Mbuti 170
32" x 20"
SOLD

Mbuti 179
32" x 13.5"
SOLD

Mbuti 181
32" x 16"
SOLD

Mbuti 171
35.5" x 15"
SOLD

Mbuti 172
35.5" x 12"
$200

Mbuti 173
28.5" x 16.5"
SOLD

Mbuti 175
31" x 13"
$200

Mbuti 176
36" x 13.5"
$200

Mbuti 177
33" x 16.5"
$200

Mbuti 178
32.5" x 20"
$200

Mbuti 182
34" x 14.5"
$200

Mbuti 183
35" x 17"
$200

Mbuti 186
34" x 20.5"
$200

Mbuti 187
32" x 22"
$200

Mbuti 188
34" x 18"
$200

Mbuti 189
33" x 17.5"
$200

Mbuti 190
35.5" x 15.5"
$200

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MBUTI PYGMY, BARK CLOTH, DRC

Made by the Mbuti pygmy of the Ituri Forest, this textile is made by beating a layer of tree bark until it is thin and pliable. The women choose the tree and the preparation and beating are done by men. The women then paint the designs, which are often symbolic, using a mixture of charcoal and fruit juice.

CARE: The cloth is not fragile and can be pinned onto a wall or panel for display, or framed like a work on paper.To eliminate wrinkles, the cloth can be misted with water, and then gently ironed on the back, but this may make it difficult for the cloth to lay flat.

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