Bark Cloth (Tapa)
- Bark Cloth (Tapa)
- 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. Dark brown lines with darker brown dye and geometric patterns painted on lines of various shapes; origin Ituri forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
- Collection Title:
- 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 and Tapa--Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Geographic Subject:
- Africa, Africa, Sub-Saharan, Africa, Central, Congo (Democratic Republic), and Ituri Forest (Congo)
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- Date Digital:
- Digitization Specifications:
- 300 dpi; Nikon D80 camera; archival images in .tif and .nef formats.
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- 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.
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