At first a tree.
Then Vincent strips the bark from a Mutuba tree in the countryside nearby Masaka, off Lake Victoria in Uganda and pounds it with his father using a wooden mallet, under a banana leaf shack.
The children watch them as they work on the bark for hours, chatting and singing sometimes to the rhythm of the pounding.
That is how they will learn to work on the bark, the same way it has been done for centuries.
Po! Paris found a way to make it look like leather, lined with washable fabric and made planters in their workshop in Uganda.
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