Beads, felt and bark are turned into masterpieces at Smithsonian Folklife Festival

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News : NPR Fred Mutebi, a Ugandan artist, holds up one of his paintings, which uses traditional Ugandan barkcloth as a canvas.

This summer, artisans from Kenya, Mongolia and Uganda shared the story of their centuries-old traditional crafts — including the art of "barkcloth," declared a UNESCO world heritage "masterpiece."

(Image credit: Madeleine Callanan For NPR)

July 19, 2022 at 09:19PM Max Barnhart

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