Cushion cover

Description
Bark cloth comes from the fibres of a tree’s inner bark. In Uganda the Mutaba tree is preferred as it produces a favourable deep red colour. This patched cushion cover is made using barkcloth and is the creation of Ugandan-artist Sarah Nakisanze. This item incorporates her own kakeeka design.

Donated by Connie Bland in 2003 for the Second Skin exhibition.

H. 420 x W.410 mm
Accession Loan No.
14/2003
Collection Class
Household objects
Common Name
cushion cover
Simple Name
cover
Full Name
embroidered cushion cover
Dimensions
Whole height 420 mm; Whole width 410 mm
Production Person Surname
Nakisanze
Production Person Initials
Sarah
Cultural Group
Buganda
Production Year Low
1990s
Production Year High
2003
Production Parish
Buganda
Production Country
Uganda
Production Area Region
East Africa
Production Continent
Africa
Family Group

Material
inner bark fibre (Ficus Natalensis); pigment
Function Name
cushion cover
Function Detail
Cushion cover for domestic use.
Collection Area Region
E
Collection Continent
Africa

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