Superb example of a classic style of Ewe kente chief’s cloth in which a warp striped background supports square weft faced blocks interspersed with similar sized warp faced areas decorated with geometric and figurative supplementary weft float motifs, here including birds, human figures, animals etcetera. Colour choices and combinations in both the warp and the weft are a highlight of this wonderful cloth. We can see a chief wearing this once popular type of cloth in the photograph from the 1920s shown. Cloths of this quality were commissioned from the most skilled master weavers by wealthy patrons in order to make a conspicuous display of wealth and cultural knowledge at important ceremonial events. In excellent condition, one small water mark across a single weft block. Dates from circa 1920 – 1930s.
Measurement: 126 ins x 80, 320 cm x 204.
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