The traditionally made Bark Cloth from Uganda. The mother of all cloths. A cultural heritage of UNESCO.
A piece of Bark Cloth represents exactly the harvest of a tree, each one is unique. The color ranges from orange and ocher, terracotta and fawn brown to a deep reddish brown. As diverse as nature itself. It measures an average of 150 x 270 cm, with variances ranging from 130 to 180 cm in width and 255 to 350 cm in length. Customized sizes are possible. It is from 0.3 to 1.8 mm thick, most of the produce is available in a thickness of around 0.7 to 1.1 mm. The seams and patches made of sisal and bast threads are not a design feature, but rather improvements which result from branch holes and mendings.
Our Ugandan manufactory sources traditional Bark Cloth from our network of Ugandan organic farmers and improves it with purely traditional methods. With BARK CLOTH_tradition_0131, we produce the highest possible quality Bark Cloth like no other. For this reason, we have been appointed by the King of Buganda, Kabaka Ronald Mwenda Mutebi II, to supply to his royal household. Informally purchased Bark Cloth often comes with holes larger than one inch and is usually strongly wavy, making it difficult for some applications. BARK CLOTH_tradition_0131 is almost flat and and contains only minimal holes, due to the rich porosity of the materials.
Properties: translucent, heat-resistant up to 200 ºC with no heat damage, three-dimensionally deformable.