Small colon carved in the shape of a West African chief or king holding a huge pipe. The chief has a very ornate ‘kente’ cloth slung over his shoulder. ‘Kente’ is a cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips which are sewn together to form larger cloths worn by the Akan people of Ghana and Ivory Coast. It was originally a royal and sacred cloth worn only at important occasions by the kings of West Africa. Over time, the use of ‘kente’ became more widespread. This cute colon was acquired in Ghana in 1999 and dates from around 1995. Height 29 cm. Width 11 cm. Depth 12.5 cm.