Superb and elaborately decorated woman’s kente cloth, Ewe, Ghana, mid C20th, with blocks of vibrant pink.
While men wore a single large cloth toga fashion, women in Ghana wore a matched pair of two smaller cloths, or sometimes a single cloth with a tailored blouse. This exceptional piece is notable for the quality and variety of its supplementary weft float motifs of birds, animals and so on – weaving these motifs was time consuming and expensive as only the most skilled weavers could produce them. As women typically lacked sufficient spare resources to commission such a cloth from a master weaver top quality women’s kente, for both the Ewe and the Asante, are scarcer than similar quality male pieces. This is a top quality example with an unusual palette dominated by the paired blocks of pink at the centre of the cloth. Condition is excellent.
Measurements: 87 inches x 50, 222 cm x 127
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