Africa | Cotton hammock from the Mende or Sherbro people of Sierra Leone | Woven on the man's double-heddle loom of hand-spun yarn in weft-faced strips about 9"/23cm wide, with small areas of float weave and supplementary weft patterns | Beving Collection.
Africa | Kpokpo cloth from the Mende; Sherbro people of Sierra Leone | Cotton; composed of four wide strips, measuring 305mm in width, decorated in bands of cream, and indigo-dyed, cotton, and red thread. Sewn together they create a chequered design, bordered by bands of zigzags of red and blue. | ca. prior to 1934.