Barkcloth, ngatu, made of bark (likely paper mulberry).  Large, rectangular cloth made from sections of cloth pasted together. The background pattern on the cloth comes from a rubbing technique, a light brown colour. The cloth is divided  into ten vertica

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2013,2015.1

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Barkcloth, ngatu, made of bark (likely paper mulberry). Large, rectangular cloth made from sections of cloth pasted together. The background pattern on the cloth comes from a rubbing technique, a light brown colour. The cloth is divided into ten vertica

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  • Barkcloth, ngatu, made of bark (likely paper mulberry).  Large, rectangular cloth made from sections of cloth pasted together. The background pattern on the cloth comes from a rubbing technique, a light brown colour. The cloth is divided  into ten vertica

    Full: Front

  • Barkcloth, ngatu, made of bark (likely paper mulberry).  Large, rectangular cloth made from sections of cloth pasted together. The background pattern on the cloth comes from a rubbing technique, a light brown colour. The cloth is divided  into ten vertica

    Full: Front

  • Barkcloth, ngatu, made of bark (likely paper mulberry).  Large, rectangular cloth made from sections of cloth pasted together. The background pattern on the cloth comes from a rubbing technique, a light brown colour. The cloth is divided  into ten vertica

    Front:Section(Textile)

  • Barkcloth, ngatu, made of bark (likely paper mulberry).  Large, rectangular cloth made from sections of cloth pasted together. The background pattern on the cloth comes from a rubbing technique, a light brown colour. The cloth is divided  into ten vertica

    Front:Section(Textile)

  • Barkcloth, ngatu, made of bark (likely paper mulberry).  Large, rectangular cloth made from sections of cloth pasted together. The background pattern on the cloth comes from a rubbing technique, a light brown colour. The cloth is divided  into ten vertica

    Front:Section(Textile)

  • Barkcloth, ngatu, made of bark (likely paper mulberry).  Large, rectangular cloth made from sections of cloth pasted together. The background pattern on the cloth comes from a rubbing technique, a light brown colour. The cloth is divided  into ten vertical sections, and four horizontal section, leading to forty rectangular blocks. Within each vertical line of blocks are specific emblems or designs in brown and black outlines and this is repeated twice. From the outside towards the middle, vertical blocks of birds with number between one and four, boar, sun, moon, stars and trees, a larger bird, and a crest or coat of arms. Geometric designs inclusing lettering makes up the middle vertical blocks.

    Front:Section(Textile)