MBUTI BARKCLOTH 403

Photographs © Tim Hamill

Mbuti1 403
32 high x 15.5" wide
$100
SOLD

Mbuti 403 is in good condition, with a small circular stain near the center (see detail).

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.

RETURN TO MBUTI BARKCLOTH 401-416

GO TO MBUTI BARKCLOTH 341 - 352

GO TO MBUTI BARKCLOTH 101- 115

GO TO MBUTI BARKCLOTH 216 - 240

GO TO MBUTI BARKCLOTH ARCHIVES PAGE

RETURN TO AFRICAN TEXTILES PAGE

HOMEPAGE

 Index by
TRIBE

 Index by
OBJECT

CONTACT US