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Barkcloth

  Natural barkcloth textiles with elaborate tribal decorations.  The Pygmy Mbuti people of the Congo rainforests originally used these as loin cloths.  Called Ishyeen by the Kuba people, artisans use ivory or wooden pounders to soften the fibers until they are workable.  Black dyes to decorate barkcloths are often made from the juice of the gardenia seed or charcoal.

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  1. Pygmy Mbuti Barkcloth Ituri Rainforest Congo Africa Pygmy Mbuti Barkcloth Ituri Rainforest Congo Africa Sale

    Pygmy Mbuti Barkcloth Ituri Rainforest Congo African Art

    Sku: 101670
    Special Price $122.00 Regular Price $166.00
  2. Pygmy Mbuti Barkcloth Ituri Rainforest Congo African Art Pygmy Mbuti Barkcloth Ituri Rainforest Congo African Art Sale

    Pygmy Mbuti Barkcloth Ituri Rainforest Congo African Art

    Sku: 124266
    Special Price $182.00 Regular Price $250.00
  3. Pygmy Mbuti Barkcloth Ituri Rainforest Congo African Art Pygmy Mbuti Barkcloth Ituri Rainforest Congo African Art Sale

    Pygmy Mbuti Barkcloth Ituri Rainforest Congo African Art

    Sku: 132440
    Special Price $222.00 Regular Price $300.00
  4. Pygmy Mbuti Barkcloth Ituri Rainforest Congo African Art Pygmy Mbuti Barkcloth Ituri Rainforest Congo African Art Sale

    Pygmy Mbuti Barkcloth Ituri Rainforest Congo African Art

    Sku: 134017
    Special Price $210.00 Regular Price $300.00
  5. Pygmy Mbuti Barkcloth Ituri Rainforest Congo African Art Pygmy Mbuti Barkcloth Ituri Rainforest Congo African Art Sale

    Pygmy Mbuti Barkcloth Ituri Rainforest Congo African Art

    Sku: 134018
    Special Price $210.00 Regular Price $300.00