Early Mixed Strip Ewe

£1,250.00

E1039 – Rare early (circa 1900) Ewe kente woman’s cloth with threefold pattern blocks carefully positioned across three different warp striped patterns.

1 in stock

Description

The interplay of stripes across (weft) and along (warp) each cloth strip was one of the fundamental elements of Ewe kente cloth design. Careful planning and counting was required by the weaver to extend this interaction across adjacent strips and achieve the intended design for the finished cloth. On this fine early (circa 1900) Ewe kente woman’s cloth threefold pattern blocks are carefully positioned across three different warp striped patterns so that they form diagonal lines across the completed textile. Cloths of this period and quality are rare survivals. In excellent complete condition.

Measures 79 inches x 53, 200 cm x 135.

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.)