The brilliant world of barkcloth

The brilliant world of barkcloth - Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

09 April 2020 09 April 2020

When: 09 April 2020
Where: The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery
Time: 10.30 - 15.30
Cost: Free
Suitable for: Family friendly

Thu 9 Apr, 10.30am to 3.30pm. Drop in. Free

Get hands on with barkcloth, meet the experts from American Samoa to learn how it is made, watch a bark beating demonstration and get creative with your own barkcloth decorations.

Cloth can be made from many different materials. In tropical regions of the world, women have traditionally beaten the inner bark of trees such as paper mulberry and fig to make clothing, furnishings, ceremonial masks and other objects. Now, a project led by the University of Glasgow and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Situating Barkcloth in Time and Place, seeks to elaborate on our understanding of the ways barkcloth was made in the past and engage with projects helping to rediscover the skills for the 21st century.

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