Mystery Ivoirian Cloth

£2,200.00

FR688 – collected in northern Ivory Coast this cloth is unlike any others we have seen and its origin remains obscure.

1 in stock

Description

FR650 – Collected in northern Ivory Coast this cloth is unlike any others we have seen and its origin remains obscure. A very soft open weave that combines hand spun white, natural beige, and indigo dyed cotton with imported red industrial cotton, the design combines warp stripes with stripes and solid blocks of colour in the weft in a way that echoes some archaic Asante kente pieces. Strips are 7 cm, 2 1/2 inches wide. The original red, visible where a henm was unpicked at some point, has faded to a lovely pink. One small group of marks, otherwise very good condition. Dates to circa 1900-1920, perhaps earlier

Measurement: 76 ins x 51, 193 cm x 130.

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.)