MBUTI BARKCLOTH 216-240





Wall 2, 0216-0240



Mbuti 216
32.5" x15"
$100



Mbuti 217
32.5" x 17"
$100



Mbuti 218
27.5" x17"
SOLD

Mbuti 219
27" x13.5"
$100

Mbuti 220
27" x13.5"
$100



Mbuti 221
32.5" x15"
$100

Mbuti 222
32.5" x 17"
$100



Mbuti 223
27.5" x17"
$100



Mbuti 224
27" x13.5"
$100

Mbuti 225
27" x13.5"
$100



Mbuti 226
32.5" x15"
$100



Mbuti 227
32.5" x 17"
$100



Mbuti 228
27.5" x17"
$100

Mbuti 229
27" x13.5"
$100

Mbuti 230
27" x13.5"
SOLD

Mbuti 231
32.5" x15"
$100

Mbuti 232
32.5" x 17"
$100



Mbuti 233
27.5" x17"
$100

Mbuti 234
27" x13.5"
$100

Mbuti 235
27" x13.5"
$100



Mbuti 236
32.5" x15"
$100



Mbuti 237
32.5" x 17"
$100



Mbuti 238
27.5" x17"
$100

Mbuti 239
27" x13.5"
$100

Mbuti 240
27" x13.5"
SOLD


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

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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