Kpokpoi (Mende "Country Cloth") from Bo, Sierra Leone
Medium:Stripweave, Handwoven, and Handspun Cloth
Long strip of fabric with rough ends. Blue and white stripes are handwoven to create the fabric. Rough in texture.
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 and prestige.