Bark Cloth

A cloth on the American market used for the manufacture of shopping bags, book covers and embroidery mats. It is the product of an East African tree of the genus " fiscus." The fibre is easily spun although the staple is short.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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  • Bark cloth — may refer to:*Tapa cloth, a cloth made from the bark of the Paper Mulberry Tree. *Cedar bark textile *Other textiles made from tree bark, such as the bark cloth of the Baganda people of Uganda *Barkcloth, which is actually made from cotton rather …   Wikipedia

  • bark-cloth — barkˈ cloth noun A thin papery kind of cloth made by soaking and beating the inner bark of some trees, esp tapa • • • Main Entry: ↑bark …   Useful english dictionary

  • bark cloth — noun Etymology: bark (III) 1. : a papery fabric made by primitive peoples from the bark of certain trees usually by retting and beating; specifically : tapa cloth 2. : a loosely woven cotton or rayon cloth resembling linen but with a heavier… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bark cloth — 1. any cloth, as tapa, made by soaking and pounding the inner bark of certain trees. 2. fabric woven to resemble such cloth, used for upholstery, bedcovers, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • bark cloth — UK / US noun [uncountable] art a type of cloth made from the inner bark of various trees, used in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Pacific Islands …   English dictionary

  • Bark Cloth — Primitive clothing made from the inner bark of plants. Brosimum, Castilla, Cecropia, Ficus, Hibiscus, Muntingia, Poulsenia, Pseudolmedia …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • bark cloth —   See tapa …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • bark cloth tree — noun : any of various trees (as the paper mulberry or members of the genera Ficus and Brachystegia) having a strong fibrous inner bark from which bark cloth is made …   Useful english dictionary

  • bark painting — Abstract and figurative designs applied to nonwoven fabric made from bark. Also called tapa, the pieces are made by scratching or painting the designs. The most popular material is the inner bark of the paper mulberry tree. The bark is stripped… …   Universalium

  • bark tree — noun Etymology: bark (III) 1. : cinchona 2 2. : bark cloth 1 …   Useful english dictionary

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