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Beating out barkcloth, 1906 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045C/34

Scope and Contents

93 x 68 mm. Showing a Ugandan woman seated in a hut beating out barkcloth against a stone with a wooden mallet. After a section of bark had been peeled from the tree, the outer layer was discarded and the rest alternately beaten and dried until a tough fibrous material was produced.


  • 1906 - 1911


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition, apart from slight yellowing.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Existence and Location of Copies

CN 145.


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 09:38:57+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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