Mbuti Barkcloth, DR Congo

Painting on Barkcloth  Pongo
Mbuti people, DR Congo, Ituri Forest

20th century
Pounded inner bark of Ficus tree painted with plant derived colorant
22 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches  (the edges have been cut)  56.5 x 41 cm

From the collection of Emmanuel Paye who lived in the Congo during the 1970s-1990


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