Sierra Leone weavings are amongst the rarest of all West African weavings. They are traditionally handwoven of handspun cotton thread in strips, which are wider than most other weavings from the region. Typically, they are woven in two shades of indigo and natural white (actually a light cream) into broad bands and accented with supplemental weft brocading.
Kpokpo were most often used as hangings on ceremonial occasions as a show of wealth and standing in the community. Given its unusually small size it could have been used as a wearing blanket by a woman of high status.