Very distinctive and graphic black kente cloth with a group of six narrow red warp stripes at the centre of each strip. Solid black weft faced blocks break up the cloth into a regular grid, while the typical extra weft float borders at each end normally seen on blue and white cloths here break up the red at the ends. The overall effect is minimal and very unusual. Red and black are funeral colours in Ghana and this cloth was undoubtedly woven for one of the exuberant celebrations of life and death that are a regular feature of society there. It could have been woven by either an Asante or an Ewe weaver. Seams are stitched using a sewing machine. Dates from circa 1960s to 1970s and is in excellent condition. This large cloth would make a beautiful if perhaps rather gothic, bed cover.
Measurement: 134 inches x 101, 340 cm x 257 cm.
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