Fresh Green Ewe

£750.00

E931 – Remarkable  vintage Ewe kente strip woven woman’s cloth from eastern Ghana with a fresh bright green cotton ground and a vibrant display of weft float motifs of exceptional variety and quality.

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Description

Remarkable  vintage Ewe kente strip woven woman’s cloth from eastern Ghana with a fresh bright green cotton ground and a vibrant display of weft float motifs of exceptional variety and quality. Lively animals, people, birds, and fish populate the spaces between red and yellow striped blocks. Few women’s cloths with this much weft patterning were woven as they w ere the most expensive type of kente and, we suppose, women generally had less disposable income available for prestige dress. Has one tiny old patch, circa 1 cm width, otherwise in excellent condition. Dates from circa 1950.

Measurements 76 inches X 53, 194 cm X 135.

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.)