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. Reddish orange and brown with intricate geometric patterns on light brown background; 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
Media Type:
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)
Shelving Locator:
Material Type:
Bark cloth
Internet Media Type:
Digitization Specifications:
300 dpi; Nikon D80 camera; archival images in .tif and .nef formats.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital image copyright 2009, The College of Charleston Libraries. All rights reserved. For more information contact The College of Charleston Library, Charleston, SC 29424.