Bark Cloth (Tapa)

Bark Cloth (Tapa)
1951, 1971
A piece of bark cloth, a non-woven textile made by beating the inner bark of certain trees and bushes until it is fine and soft. Brown with spotted design, one small area of geometric designs; origin Ituri forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
Joseph A. Towles Artifact Collection
Contributing Institution:
Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston
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Topical Subject:
Clothing and dress--Africa, Sub-Saharan, Tapa--Congo (Democratic Republic)
Geographic Subject:
Africa, Africa, Sub-Saharan, Africa, Central, Congo (Democratic Republic), Ituri Forest (Congo)
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Material Type:
Bark cloth
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Digitization Specifications:
300 dpi; Nikon D80 camera; archival images in .tif and .nef formats.
Copyright Status Statement:
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