E842 – Fine Ewe chief’s cotton cloth in the weft faced, so-called “checkerboard” style, with a simple and restrained green, blue, white and red palette. The design is made up of strips composed of square blocks of colour, with the layout of strips carefully arranged for a dramatic overall impact. It is rare to find cloths of this style that are, as this one is, complete and intact with no patches or repairs, although there is minor damage along lower edge and some faint marks on the back. Soft worn feel. Dates from circa 1900-20s. Note that these cloths should not be confused with much more common and later cloths from Mali that are also made up from strips of weft-faced blocks – these have a different colour palette and weight of cloth and are much more recent, dating mainly from the 1970s and after.
Measurement: 110 inches x 69 ins, 280cm x 176cm.
All items on this site are vintage. That means that they may have a few small marks or blemishes consistent with use. We will try to highlight any significant issues in the description above but in the event you are not happy with your purchase please notify us within 48 hours of receipt and you may return it for a full refund (excluding return shipping costs.)