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bark cloth

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. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for bark cloth
  • These early garments were made of native tapa, or bark cloth.
  • Tannin from the koa bark has been used to make a red dye for traditional bark cloth.
  • The tough bark is used as cordage and to make bark cloth.
British Dictionary definitions for bark cloth

bark cloth

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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