Minimal indigo blue, red, and white cloth made up of six broad (23 cm/ 9 inch width) weft faced strips woven from hand spun cotton weft with an industrial cotton warp. While cloths of this type are evidence of the long history of trade in imported cloths woven further north in the Sahel, we are unsure as to the exact origin of this beautiful and very rare cloth style. It may be from the vicinity of the town of Kpalimé in Togo, which has been the source of a number of other obscure wide strip variants we have collected over the years. However the soft handle of this piece, and the two or three related pieces I have seen, differs from the more tightly woven cloths from Kpalime. The dealers in Accra are also uncertain and have suggested a small Akan community in the hills north of Accra may perhaps be the answer. In excellent complete condition. Dates from circa 1920-40.
Measurement: 104 inches x 56 ins, 264cm x 143cm
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