Girls washing barkcloth

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dc.creator Kirk M Endicott
dc.date 1/1/1976
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-15T21:05:10Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-15T21:05:10Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12088/681
dc.description By the 1970s, traded cotton cloth and clothing had almost entirely replaced barkcloth garments, but some people still remembered how to make barkcloth by pounding the inner bark of certain tree species into a soft felt. Cloth made from the bark of the dart poison tree (Antiaris toxicaria) was favored because it is pure white. Here two girls, following instructions from their parents, demonstrate how to pound and wash the soft inner bark of the tree to remove the poisonous latex and particles of wood.
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dc.language zxx
dc.rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-CR/1.0/
dc.title Girls washing barkcloth
dc.type image
dc.provenance Keene State College

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