- Cedar bark textile
Cedar bark textile was used by indigenous people in the
Pacific Northwestregion of modern-day Canadaand the United States. Historically, most items of clothing were made of this. The name is a confusing misnomer, as it is made from thujaand cypress bark, not cedarbark, cedars being confined to the Old World.
Western Redcedaror Yellow cypress (often called "Yellow cedar") bark was peeled in long strips from the trees, the outer layer was split away, and the flexible inner layer was shredded and processed. The resulting felted strips of barkwere soft and could be plaited, sewn or woven into a variety of fabrics that were either dense and watertight, or soft and comfortable.
skirts and capes of redcedar bark, while men wore long capes of cedar bark into which some mountain goat wool was woven for decorative effect.
Bark cloth was also made by the
Bagandapeople of Uganda, from the inner bark of the "mutuba" tree (" Ficus natalensis").
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