Faded Bondoukou Chief’s Cloth

£1,100.00

This is one for lover’s of worn and faded indigo cloths. A rare example of the style of Bondoukou chief’s cloth  from north eastern Ivory Coast that resembles a more rustic Ewe kente and illustrates the mutual influence between the traditions.

 

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Description

This is one for lover’s of worn and faded indigo cloths. A rare example of the style of Bondoukou chief’s cloth from north eastern Ivory Coast that resembles a more rustic Ewe kente and illustrates the mutual influence between the traditions. A variety of geometric extra weft float motifs are framed by weft faced blocks made up of simple but varied groups of four coloured stripes. The layout of pattern blocks also varies slightly from what we would expect in Ghana with gaps left in the alternation between adjacent strips creating clear areas across the field of the cloth. Relatively few cloths of any age and quality remain on the market from this region and good examples are increasingly scarce. Some losses in lower edge strip. Price reflects the worn but complete condition.  Dates from circa 1920-1940.

Measurements: 103 ins x 62 ins, 261 cm x 157cm.

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.)