Hand painting on a historical bark cloth-III


  • Handmade
  • Materials: bark of a tree, painting

  • Height: 54 centimetres
  • Width: 32 centimetres

Availability: 1 in stock

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A beautiful handmade art on a bark cloth. It is a mixture of a painting and fabric of a wife, child and husband returning home from the garden with food.

The background material is barkcloth; which is a papery fiber made by peeling the inner bark off the Mutuba tree. This tree grows easily in most parts of Uganda. It’s preparation involves one of a 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 to others

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

Weight 0.17 kg
Dimensions 27 × 21 × 2 cm


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