Photo Credit: Prue Clarke
Peter Kabagozza cuts strips of bark from a ficus tree behind his house.
The Bark Cloth Makers
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On special occasions, the people of Uganda used to wear clothing made from tree bark. Ugandan royalty wore it all the time. But the influence of Western fashions and a growing business in second-hand clothing has taken a toll. Most everyone now wears clothing made of cotton or some other fabric. Reporter Prue Clarke talks with one of a dying breed -- bark cloth makers. Less than a hundred are left in Uganda.
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UNESCO - Bark Cloth Making in Uganda
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