Bark Cloth: Tradition and Innovative Ideas - A Merger of the African and European Culture: A Merger of the African and European Culture by Benjamin Pichert

Bark Cloth: Tradition and Innovative Ideas - A Merger of the African and European Culture: A Merger…

byBenjamin Pichert

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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English - Applied Geography, grade: 1,3, Nürtingen University, course: Hauptseminar Englisch, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: At the beginning there was a cloth from the trees: BARK CLOTH® . BARK CLOTH® is a bast fleece, a direct ancestor of today's non-woven. It is the world's most archaic textile. The cloth is made from Ugandan Ficus trees and each cloth is unique. It has come into being through a traditional hand processing which is an extremely intensive labour. BARK CLOTH® has been used for ages by the kings of 'Buganda Kingdom' for ceremonial purposes. Depending on light conditions and angle of view this 'living' organic cloth changes from the soft but robust charm of leather to the translucent and graceful lightness of filmy fleeces. The cloth's lure is its unique structure, the game between dense three-dimensional surface and transparent character. From this traditional natural material you can get modern merchandise. At first I'd like...

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Title:Bark Cloth: Tradition and Innovative Ideas - A Merger of the African and European Culture: A Merger…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 7, 2008Publisher:GRIN PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3638001725

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