- any cloth, as tapa, made by soaking and pounding the inner bark of certain trees.
- fabric woven to resemble such cloth, used for upholstery, bedcovers, etc.
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Examples from the Web for bark cloth
Yesterday we were met by a party of the same occupation, laden with bark-cloth, which they had just been stripping off the trees.
I interrogated him over and over as to the bark-cloth that he said these people wore.The Manbos of Mindano
John M. Garvan
Bark-cloth is made in most islands, but a loom for weaving leaf strips is now found only in Santa Cruz.
Another piece of bark-cloth is passed between the legs and tied, in front and behind, to this belt.My Friends the Savages
Giovanni Battista Cerruti
Clothing is entirely vegetable, and the Malay sarong is found throughout the east; bark-cloth in the south-east and west.
- a papery fabric made from the fibrous inner bark of various trees, esp of the moraceous genus Ficus and the leguminous genus Brachystegia
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