University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Lorraine V. Aragon

Barkcloth Production in Central Sulawesi

A Vanishing Textile Technology in Outer Island Indonesia

By: Lorraine V. Aragon

Before the invention or adopĀ­tion of woven textiles, bark-cloth was used to clothe the human body in many, if not all, tropical regions of the world. In spite of its replacement by loomed cloth nearly everywhere else, bark-cloth is still manufactured today by older women living in some remote highland communities of Central Sulawesi. Although […]