The Documentation of Bark-cloth making: An endangered cultural activity among the Baganda

The Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) provides grants worldwide to for the linguistic documentation of endangered language and knowledge. Grantees create multimedia collection of endangered languages. These collections are preserved and made freely available through the Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR) housed at the library of SOAS University of London.

The project will document the art of bark-cloth making; an endangered cultural activity practiced by the Baganda from the Central region of Uganda. It will particularly video record the art of bark-cloth making, collect, transcribe and annotate the specialized language in terms of idioms, proverbs, rhymes and the lexicon associated with this activity. It will further record the socio–cultural features in terms of the ritual importance and taboos related to bark-cloth making. Primary investigator: Saudah Namyalo

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Location: Uganda, Eastern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): College of Humanities and Social Science - Makerere University Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £4,703.00 Commencement Date: 01/2008
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