Tag - Mbuti design: paintings by Pygmy women of the Ituri forest

Mbuti-Pygmy BARKCLOTH – Ituri Rainforest, DR CongoMbuti-Pygmy BARKCLOTH – Ituri Rainforest, DR Congo

Hand-beaten tree-bark, painted with organic pigments. Approx. cm. 75 x 47 (29,5 x 18,4 Inches). This barkcloth was originally used as loincloth for ceremonies and dances. Mbuti people, one of the oldest indigenous people of the Congo region of Africa, are one of several indigenous pygmy groups. They are hunter-gatherers that live in the...