Akun17 – Superb Asante akunitan cloth with very skilfully embroidered design that is among the finest examples I have seen. The designs embroidered on this spectacular cloth include a peacock,tortoise, fish, lion, elephant, butterfly, crocodile, umbrella with guns. I particularly like the very endearing lion. The cloth is in excellent condition and dates to around 1960. A number of these cloths are in major museum collections. The motifs, like much Akan art, allude to proverbs and royal imagery. As Cole and Ross note in the volume “Arts of Ghana” (1977) “each “cloth of the great” is in fact a set of allusions to a chief’s power and responsibility.”
Measures 132 ins x 81ins, 336 cm x 207 cm.
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