AND THE BEAT GOES ON… Barkcloth from the Collection of the Weltkulturen Museum
Wednesday, 31 May, 7pm
The designs of cloth, garments and masks manufactured from beaten tree bark are usually based on abstract patterns and geometric structures. Although often associated with the Pacific Islands, the production of barkcloth textiles from beaten tree bark represents a major craft tradition across the world.
For the first time, the Weltkulturen Museum is not only presenting examples of this fascinating technique from Oceania, but also from Indonesia, Central Africa and the Amazon region. The exhibits on show explore the traditional and contemporary significance of barkcloth in everyday life, rituals and art.
€3 / €1.50
Tue-Sun, 11am-6pm and Wed, 11am-8pm
Weltkulturen Labor, Schaumainkai 37