Mouse Tooth Kente


K364 – kente with a quite rare black background patttern, akurase which means “the mouse’s tooth”.

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Mixed silk, cotton and artificial silk kente with a quite rare black background with a single white central stripe. According to Rattray ( 1927:240), this background pattern was called “Amponsim or Akurase. Amponsim is a person’s name; akurase means “the mouse’s tooth”. This design is said to have been first worn by a chief (Adunku) who lived in the reign of Osei Tutu and was the first to fight the famous Ntim Gyakari, before the latter was defeated and slain at Feyiase.”. So a historically significant design, as well as one that effectively sets off the variety of colourful and neatly woven weft motifs. Some wear at the corners (they got trodden on when the cloth was worn !) otherwise very good condition. Dates from circa 1920s to 1930s.

Measurements 128 inches X 81, 325 cm X 207.

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