Subtle colour combinations and very carefully controlled weaving lift this fine Ewe chief’s kente cloth to a higher level. The dark blue and white check ground pattern on this cloth was called “guinea-fowl” after the bird’s speckled plumage. Although there are a small number of neatly woven weft float motifs, the focus of the master weaver’s skill on this cloth was on the multiple striped combinations and on the subtle use of both weft stripes and weft faced stripes together, along with careful colour choices throughout, resulting in a subtle harmonious cloth. In excellent complete condition. Dates from circa 1930-1950.
Measurement: 120 ins x 75, 304 cm x 192.
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