Mbuti Painted Bark Cloth, DR Congo

Painted Bark Cloth (Pongo)
Ituri Forest, DR Congo
Mbuti people
20th century
Pounded inner bark of Ficus, natural pigments derived from gardenia root
28 x 19 ins. (71 x 48 cm)

Published in MBUTI DESIGN (1995) by Georges Meurant and Robert Farris Thompson, Page 128, #7 (in a fine line drawing).

Price on request

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