Hand made art on a historical bark clothHand made art on a historical bark cloth

Hand made art on a historical bark cloth



Materials: bark of a tree, painting, fabric
Height: 54 centimetres
Width: 32 centimetres


A beautiful handmade art on a bark cloth. It is a mixture of a painting and fabric of two mothers and their babies returning from the garden with food and water.

Backcloth is a papery fiber made by peeling the inner bark off the Mutuba tree, which grows easily in most parts of Uganda. It’s preparation involves one of kind’s oldest savoir-faire, a prehistoric technique that predates the invention of weaving. The inner bark of the Mutuba tree (Ficus natalensis) is harvested and then, in a long and strenuous process, beaten for several hours with different types of wooden hammers causing the fiber to stretch both in length and width and eventually gain a soft and fine texture

Bark cloth has historical significance in Uganda. It was worn as clothes until the 19th century when modern cotton cloth where introduced.

This piece of art can be framed and hanged to decorate your house or work space.
It is a one of a kind gift for yourself or as a gift

Sheets vary slightly in size, this one is approx 54cm x 32 cm

Dimensions 32 × 54 cm


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