Exceptional Chief’s Robe Ewe

E1215 – exceptional early twentieth century Ewe chief’s cloth
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This exceptional early twentieth century Ewe chief’s cloth is the finest piece in our current inventory. Small woven depictions of men on horseback in an endearingly odd style are set among a myriad of variations on zigzag, diamond and rhombus motifs, each alternating along the strips with solid blocks, themselves built up from two or more colours. The strips are uncharacteristically narrow, at 6.5 cms, instead of the 9 cm typical of Ewe kente, and seems to have been associated with particularly high quality weaving, with a master weaver demonstrating his artistry within a miniature frame so to speak. There are a couple of small old repairs but overall condition is very good. Dates from circa 1900-30.
Measurements 333 cm x 175, 131 inches x 69.

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.)