Bark cloth has been around for about 4000 years and so have stone bark beaters. This tool is not so different from the ones used so long ago. Like its name indicates, the tool is used to pound bark into a thin flat fiber fabric.
Age: Early 20th Century
Origin: Toraja Tribe, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Material: Stone, Rattan
Size: 15" x 3" x 2"