“Gold Dust” Silk Asante Kente

Fine early C20th silk man’s kente in the classic pattern known as “sika futuru” or “gold dust.”

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Description

K296 – Fine early C20th silk man’s kente in the classic pattern known as “sika futuru” or “gold dust.” Writing in the 1920s Rattray noted that “in former times” this pattern was worn only by the King of the Asante, but by the 1920 and 30s when this fine cloth was woven it was still a highly prestigious design chosen for wear by senior chiefs on major occasions. Gold dust was used for currency in precolonial Asante. The yellow ground is particularly effective in setting off the diverse range of weft float motifs. Condition: complete, very good, a few very small holes.

Measurement: 124 inches x 79 ins, 315cm x 200cm

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.)