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Bark cloth, Baganda people, Uganda

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Bark cloth, Baganda people, Uganda

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A large Bark cloth from the Baganda people who live in the Buganda kingdom in south Uganda. Inner bark from the Mutuba tree (ficus natalensis) is used for making bark cloth. The bark is beaten until the texture is soft and fine and the terracotta color is even on the cloth. 

Provenance: This Barkcloth was bought in the 1960´s by Marianne Karlsson in  the borderlands between Uganda and Tanzania. Marianne Karlsson was a Swedish missionary in eastern D. R. of Congo from early 60´s to mid 70´s.

Very good condition.

Price on request

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