K252 – Cotton and silk Asante chief’s robe cloth, circa 1930-50. [$2400]

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Fine Asante chief's kente cloth with silk weft faced bands and supplementary weft float motifs on a cotton background. Silk on cotton kente are comparatively rare and this example is notable for the subtle use of colour with the motifs in the central field confined to yellow and red framed by narrow white weft stripes , with green weft stripes added at the borders. In excellent condition, dates from circa 1920-50..