This remarkable art form is the creation of small nomadic bands of hunter gathers living in the Ituri Rain Forest, located in the Northeast corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.The men harvest the bark from forest trees considered sacred, and fabricate a form of cloth. The cloth is painted exclusively by women. They create unique, one of a kind compositions with paint derived from gardenia plant, nkula bark and charcoal and using brushes made from crushed twigs.
Since the forest environment in which these people have lived for millennia, is rapidly disappearing, this extraordinary art is destined to be to be the legacy of a vanishing culture.
Mounted on 28" x 32" gallery canvas. Ready to hang.