Painting of the Ituri rainforest, home of the Mbuti people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), by Anne Eisner Putnam. Heavy oil palette and brush, acrylic possibly used; signed "Anne Eisner", lower right.
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 brown background, triangles in black plaid, black hooks, and various leaves and stars. One side appears to be unfinished. Origin Ituri forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).