Since the natives were able to procure European stuffs, the indigenous manufacture of bark-cloth has much declined.
bark-cloth is made in most islands, but a loom for weaving leaf strips is now found only in Santa Cruz.
Yesterday we were met by a party of the same occupation, laden with bark-cloth, which they had just been stripping off the trees.
Clothing is entirely vegetable, and the Malay sarong is found throughout the east; bark-cloth in the south-east and west.
The village chief approached attired in a white shirt, and a fine cloak of bark-cloth having over it a monkey skin fur.
The Indians are well-featured, and wear a long gown of bark-cloth reaching to the knees.
I interrogated him over and over as to the bark-cloth that he said these people wore.
bark-cloth, which is exclusively used throughout Equatorial Africa, is the produce of a kind of fig tree.
Another piece of bark-cloth is passed between the legs and tied, in front and behind, to this belt.
Cloth here is more valuable, inasmuch as bark-cloth is scarce.