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Bark Cloth Making in Uganda. ©J.K Walusimbi 2005
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Bark Cloth Making in Uganda

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Bark-cloth making is an ancient craft of the Baganda people who live in the Buganda kingdom in southern Uganda. Traditionally, craftsmen of the Ngonge clan, headed by a kaboggoza, the hereditary chief craftsman have been manufacturing bark cloth for the Baganda royal family and the rest of the community. Its preparation involves one of humankind's oldest savoir-faire, a prehistoric technique that pre dates the invention of weaving.


on this subject: proclamation of masterpices 2005-Element inscribed on the Representative list 2008

Place/country: Uganda,
Series: 2008 Inscriptions on the Representative List/Inscriptions 2008 sur la liste représentative
Type: Documentary
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Credits: UNESCO (publisher),
Published in: 2005

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