Beaten bark paper - daluwang and amate

Beaten bark paper - daluwang and amate

Beaten bark paper is made using the same basic methods as for barkcloth, but refined in various ways to produce surfaces that are suitable for finely-applied text and artwork.

Photo: H0254543, racket beater with stone beating head placed in a long flexible handle (not fully shown here) made from rattan cane. The stone head has grooves to help spread bark fibres evenly. Sulawesi, Indonesia. Collection of the National Museum of Ethnology (NME), Japan. Photo: Artifact catalogue, NME .

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