E777 – Chiefs robe cloth, circa 1930-50. [$3000]

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Fine Ewe man’s cloth, circa 1920-50, excellent condition. The design here is an unusual one with an emphasis on the interplay of stripes. Weft faced stripes, in groups of three blocks rather than the more typical pairs, pick up and play around with the pink, green, yellow, and white colours of the narrow warp stripes along the edge of each strip, introducing subtly different patterns into each design block.