Black Ground Chief’s Cloth

E1183 -Superb Ewe kente chief’s cloth  with rare black ground.

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The rare black background of this exceptional chief’s kente really sets off the colours of this tour de force of an Ewe master weavers artistry. Small weft blocks are built up from multiple colours of narrow stripes, alternating with extra weft float motifs that are predominantly in pairs and triads of elongated shapes. here and there there is a hand or another larger single motif but the weaver is mainly concerned to improvise a myriad of variations on the narrow motifs, echoing the improvised combinations of colours. Dates from circa 1930s. In excellent complete condition.

Measures 120 inches X 68, 306 cm X 174.

All items on this site are vintage. That means that they may have a few small marks or blemishes consistent with use. We will try to highlight any significant issues in the description above but in the event you are not happy with your purchase please notify us within 48 hours of receipt and you may return it for a full refund (excluding return shipping costs.)