Early Multicoloured ‘Checkerboard’ Ewe

£3,750.00

E961 – Rare early C20th multicoloured version of a weft faced style of Ewe weaving that was called titriku, meaning ‘thick cloth,’ where the pattern was created solely by changing colours used for the weft, in this case to make square blocks along the woven strips.

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Description

E961 – Rare early C20th multicoloured version of a weft faced style of Ewe weaving that was called titriku, meaning ‘thick cloth,’ where the pattern was created solely by changing colours used for the weft, in this case to make square blocks along the woven strips. The colour blocks are carefully positioned to make a zigzag pattern across the whole cloth, made up of thirty 6 cm width strips. The colours used are red, yellow, dark blue, green, and khaki, the last of these breaking up the regular design towards one edge. This style of cloth was not often woven and this  fine example is in exceptional complete condition. Dates from circa 1920s.  It should not be confused with the later and far more common cloths from Mali that were woven in the 1970s and later also with a coloured checkerboard type design –  these can look similar in photos but have a much cruder feel and relatively poor quality weave.

Measurement: 132 inches x 70, 334 cm x 177.

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