Distinctive Blue and White Ewe Kente

$4,630.50

Distinctive and highly unusual blue and white Ewe kente man’s cloth with a subtle background effect achieved by alternating dark blue and white threads in the warp.

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Description

E936 –  Distinctive and highly unusual blue and white Ewe kente man’s cloth with a subtle background effect achieved by alternating dark blue and white threads in the warp. This is a simple technique but rarely utilised and I can’t recall seeing a similar example. On this background extra weft float patterns in the same very dark blue are framed with pairs of either dark blue or dark blue and white striped weft faced blocks. In the end borders white extra weft float motifs and white blocks are used. Patrons of high quality Ewe weaving often demanded something new and different in order to elicit admiration and prestige when a new cloth was worn at an important event.   What is remarkable  about this cloth is the way that the weaver has been able to recombine  familiar techniques and just two standard colours to achieve something so unlike any other piece. Dates from circa 1950. In excellent condition.

Measurement: 140 ins x 82, 356 cm x 209.

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