Bark Cloth Material


From: Sulawesi

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 87-8-30
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Sulawesi
Section Oceanian
Materials Bark Cloth | Leaves

Sample of outer bark from nunu lero (Ficus sp.: probably ficus infectoria), a tree from which bark for cloth is obtained. (See 87-8-1, -2, -4, -7, -8, -9, -10, -11, -13.) The outer bark is discarded, not used for brakcloth. Strip of greyish bark, with short transverse striations reminiscent of those on burch bark. Folded over once. Included with sample: shreds of inner bark and fourteen ovate leaves, originally attached to accompanying twig.

Credit Line Purchased from Lorraine V. Aragon, 1987
Other Number 67 - Other Number

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