Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Cloth of the month: A fine blue and white Asante kente.


K260 - Exceptional Asante mixed strip blue and white cotton kente cloth. Composed of four repeats of six different strip patterns, this cloth is notable both for the fine quality of the weaving and for the addition of borders (a feature not usually found on Asante blue and white cloths of this type.) The interaction between the blue extra weft float motifs that make up the border and the different blue and white patterns beneath makes a subtle and interesting visual impact. In excellent complete condition. Dates from early to mid C20th. Measurement: 127 ins x 75, 323 cm x 190.


Click on the photos to enlarge. See this cloth on our New Acquisitions Gallery or visit our Asante Kente Gallery

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