MBUTI BARKCLOTH 401-416



Mbuti 401
34" x 16.5"
$100



Mbuti 402
31" x 16.5"
$100



Mbuti 403
32" x 15.5"
$100

Mbuti 404
31" x 15"
$100




Mbuti 405
34" x 16.5"
$100



Mbuti 406
31" x 16.5"
$100



Mbuti 407
32" x 15.5"
$100

Mbuti 408
31" x 15"
$100




Mbuti 409
34" x 16.5"
$100



Mbuti 410
31" x 16.5"
$100



Mbuti 411
32" x 15.5"
$100

Mbuti 412
31" x 15"
$100




Mbuti 413
34" x 16.5"
$100



Mbuti 414
31" x 16.5"
$100



Mbuti 415
32" x 15.5"
$100

Mbuti 416
31" x 15"
$200


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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