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Prizing bark of Mutuba Tree, 1906 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045C/33

Scope and Contents

104 x 137 mm. Showing a Ugandan scraping bark from the mutuba tree. The bark was made into cloth by the process seen in the following plate. Barkcloth clothes which cannot be washed and are easily spoilt by rain, were quickly superseded by calico ('amerikani') with the influx of Europeans in the early years of the century.


  • 1906 - 1911


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Existence and Location of Originals

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A reproduction of this photograph can be found in Hattersley, C.W. (1906), Uganda by pen and camera, London : The Religious Tract Society, p.113.




Hattersley, Charles William, 1866-1934, missionary

Finding aid date

2002-11-01 09:38:52+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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