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bark cloth

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bark cloth


A non-woven textile made by beating the inner bark of certain trees and bushes until it is fine and soft. Bark cloth can be painted, stamped, embroidered, or cut and sewn as patchwork although it is relatively fragile, especially when wet. It was once used in almost all of sub-Saharan Africa, being reported as early as the mid-16th century in Liberia; today it is found in Ghana and Nigeria.


bark paper, cannabis

paper, plant fiber

paper, Aztec

cloth, bark

plant fiber paper

paper, cannabis bark


fiber paper, plant

cannabis bark paper

bark paper

beaten bark cloth

bark cloth, beaten

cloth, beaten bark

fig bark paper

bark paper, fig


Aztec paper

paper, bark

paper, fig bark

beaten bark-cloth

tissu en fibre d'écorce

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