Rare Cotton ‘Gold dust’ Asante Kente

$3,175.20

Very finely woven version of the classic Asante silk kente design called sika futuro, meaning  “gold dust”, but exceptionally on a cotton ground rather than silk.

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Description

K300 – Very finely woven version of the classic Asante silk kente design called sika futuro, meaning  “gold dust”, but exceptionally on a cotton ground rather than silk.  The weft motifs are in silk and are notably varied and neatly woven, although now quite worn. It remains a mystery why a chief wealthy enough to have been able to order a cloth of this quality from a highly skilled master weaver might have chosen to have cotton used rather than silk, perhaps just due to a temporary supply shortage, or perhaps a desire to look slightly different. Condition: this beautiful cloth is complete but quite worn and as shown in the photos has some faint but noticeable stains. Nevertheless it remains an impressive piece. Price reflects these condition issues. Dates from circa 1900-1930s.

Measurement: 115ins x 71, 292 cm x 180.

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.)


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