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.
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