Barkcloth

Barkcloth is made by beating sodden strips of the fibrous inner bark of trees into sheets, which are then finished into a variety of items like clothes, traditional costumes, blankets, curtains, and all sorts of items…

The bark is removed from the tree but the tree is then protected by banana leaves so that the bark can regrow.

It has been manufactured in Uganda for centuries and is Uganda’s sole representative on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists.

By teaching people of the village how to produce barkcloth themselves, not only Dewe Project is hoping to help them join this Ugandan business but also provide their families with fabric to improve the living conditions in their houses which are built with unsuitable material for housing.