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Barkcloth Barkcloth

Length of barkcloth decorated with abstract line drawings in natural pigments: Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Efe Mbuti people, 20th century

Barkcloth Barkcloth

Length of barkcloth decorated with abstract line drawings in natural pigments: Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Efe Mbuti people, 20th century

Chowat / loin-cloth Chowat / loin-cloth

Chowat or loin-cloth of bast (barkcloth), consisting of a long strip: Southeast Asia, Malayasia, Selangor, Ulu Klang District, Sakais, early 20th century

Faga / sash Faga / sash

Sash, belt or faga of barkcloth painted on one side in brown and yellow with a design of a sun, two European sailing ships, and foliage: Central America, from Costa Rica

Blanket Blanket

Blanket made of the inner bark of a tree, possibly barkcloth: Central America, Belize

Sample / paper Sample / paper

Sample of paper made from bark, or barkcloth: North America, Mexico, Otomi, c. 1940

Waistband Waistband

White waistband of tapa or barkcloth ornamented with guilloche: Polynesian, Tuvalu

Ok-ho Ok-ho

Ok-ho or barkcloth used as clothing: Asia, South Asia, India, Nicobar Islands, late 19th century

Barkcloth Barkcloth

Ok-ho or barkcloth worn as skirts by coast women when mourning: Asia, South Asia, India, Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, late 19th - early 20th century

Poncho Poncho

Girl's fringed poncho (tiputa) of printed tapa or barkcloth: Polynesian, Samoa

Curtain Curtain

Curtain made from tapa or prepared barkcloth, coloured with yellow, brown and black: Polynesian, Samoa

Cloth / piece Cloth / piece

Piece of barkcloth with brown circles on black ground: Polynesian, Samoa

Curtain Curtain

Curtain of barkcloth, painted in black with leafy, toothed and other patterns in oblong compartments divided by borders of crosses: Polynesian, Samoa

Robe Robe

Robe of barkcloth with four superposed sets of fringes, the whole painted in brown and yellow with horizontal bands and lines: Polynesian, Samoa

Curtain Curtain

Curtain of barkcloth painted in black and yellow on a white ground with a design of four-pointed stars, with the names of the makers, Lovine and Saomatie, painted on: Polynesian, Samoa, 19th century

Dress Dress

Chief's dress or lava-lava of white barkcloth decorated in dark brown with zigzags and small figures: Polynesian, Samoa

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