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Bark Cloth Making in Uganda


Language: English

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


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Place/region: Uganda, Africa
Series: 2008 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Coproducer/sponsor: UNESCO
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Rights: UNESCO Section for Intangible Heritage
 

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Original: Video cassette.VHS.Pal
Location: F-H.129
UMVS reference: AUD-DIT/ISS/ARC/0482
File No: AVFONDS-CLTITH-2008-00139-UGA.DV
Source ref.: CLT-ITH-0139-03-1
Additional info: It also exists in a 2 hours-long version