Fine Check Ewe Kente

¥185,433.75

Another unusually finely woven and elaborate version of the classic Ewe kente woman’s cloth design called “guinea fowl” after the blue and white check background.

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Description

E929 – Another unusually finely woven and elaborate version of the classic Ewe kente woman’s cloth design called “guinea fowl” after the blue and white check background. On this piece birds are particularly notable among the varied and well woven supplementary weft float motifs, offset by brightly coloured weft faced bands.  Probably due to the high cost of commissioning cloths with this quantity and quality of float  motifs and the lesser resources for ceremonial dress available to most Ewe women very few women’s cloths of this quality were woven. Dates from around 1920-50.  Condition is excellent.

Measurements: 78 ins x 48, 198 cms x 122.

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.)


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