MBUTI PYGMY BARKCLOTH

The barkcloths below are ALL SOLD. They are left here for reference and education purposes.We have added a new page of Mbuti Barkcloths 6.

Mbuti Barkcloth, 11, SOLD

Mbuti Barkcloth, 12,,SOLD

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Mbuti Barkcloth, 39,SOLD

     

Photographs © Tim Hamill

MBUTI PYGMY, BARK CLOTH, Dem. Republic of Congo

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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