FR494 – Dramatic indigo ground chief’s cloth from the Bondoukou region of north eastern Ivory Coast, probably the work of a weaver from the Abron or Koulango peoples. Geometric extra weft float motifs in red, white, or cream industrial cotton are evenly spaced along the strips of striped handspun cotton indigo dyed local thread. Interestingly this cloth lacks the white borders on each strip and the interspersed weft-faced blocks that are typical of weaving in this region. We collected this piece a couple of years back when the flow of pieces from this sparsely populated area was already drying up and have not found any more of similar quality since. In excellent condition, this rare cloth dates from early to mid C20th.
Measurements: 105ins x 75ins, 267cm x 190cm.
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