MBUTI BARKCLOTH 341 - 352



Wall 3, 341 - 352



Mbuti1 341
33" x 17"
$100

Mbuti342
33" x 15"
$100



Mbuti 343
42" x 17"
$100

Mbuti 344
38 " x 18"
$100

Mbuti 345
33 " x 21"
$100




Mbuti 346
29" x 16"
$100



Mbuti 347
40" x 28"
$100



Mbuti 348
31" x 23"
$100

Mbuti 349
33" x 15"
$100

Mbuti 350
36" x 19"
$100


Mbuti 351
30" x 26"
$100

Mbuti 352
33" x 15"
$100


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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