Exceptional Early Ewe

£1,650.00

E1186 – Superb early C20th Ewe kente woman’s cloth

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Description

The differences between a standard Ewe kente woman’s cloth (still hard to find these days) and a really exceptional piece can be quite subtle and hard to recognise but often begin with a narrower strip width, indicative of finer, tighter, more intricate weaving by a skilled master weaver. Here the strips are just 7 cm wide rather than the more typical 8 1/2 to 9 cm, and the weaver’s expertise is expressed in the complexity of the pattern blocks built up from multiple narrow stripes and carefully realized float motifs. In excellent complete condition. Dates from circa 1900-1920

Measures 72 inches x 50, 182 cm x 127.

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.)