Bark cloth is a stiff, rust coloured cloth made from the bark of the Ficus tree.
Traditionally it has been used for clothing (particularly ceremonial) and to line coffins but these days it has a wider variety of uses especially in the craft industry for making beautiful items like bags, cushion covers and wall hangings. You will see how the bark is removed from the tree and the tree protected so the bark re-grows. Group members will then show you how it is processed and you will be invited to participate at certain stages of production.
Throughout your visit you will meet the very friendly group members and can talk to them about their lives in Kalisizo. Bark cloth items will be on sale during your visit or back at the hotel gift shop.