Painted barkcloth  (pongo, murumba)
Mbuti people

Ituri Forest, NW DR Congo
Mid 20th century
Pounded inner bark of ficus, natural colorants derived from gardenia root and charcoal
Size:  27 x 14.75 inches  (68.5 x 37 cm)  

Provenance:  Linda Einfeld, 1980. Published in Pygmy Drawing (1980)
Collected by the Belgian ethnomusicologist Charlie Henault in the 1960's-1970's 


Mbuti Pygmy Bark Cloth