Kpokpoi (Mende "Country Cloth") from Bo, Sierra Leone
Medium:Handspun, Handwoven, Stipwoven and Dyed Cloth
HEavy, thick fabric with stripes and a geometric design. Fringe on both short ends. Dyed fabric colors include indigo blue, kola nut brown and white.
Country cloth is a thick, heavy, cloth, traditionally made from locally grown cotton that is spun into thread, dyed, and woven into strips on a tripod loom. The strips are then sewn together edge to edge to form the finished cloth. Such cloth was, in the past, regarded as a sign of wealth or prestige.