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E953 – Excellent version of a weft faced style of Ewe weaving that was called titriku, meaning ‘thick cloth,’

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Description

E953 – Excellent version of a weft faced style of Ewe weaving that was called titriku, meaning ‘thick cloth,’ where the pattern was created solely by changing colours used for the weft to make stripes across the woven strips. Weft stripes in white and dark indigo blue make up square blocks that alternate with similar sized red squares, the latter divided by¬† pair of narrow yellow and blue stripes. Towards each end of the cloth these yellow and blue stripes are omitted leaving distinct border areas where solid red squares predominate. Looking at the whole cloth, or the photo, we quickly notice a breakdown in the symmetry towards the centre. Usually this is because the cloth has been damaged and part of the pattern removed as a repair, but here all the sewing is original and the cloth complete and when we look closer we can see that this switch is a deliberate change on the part of the weaver. Dates from circa 1900-1920. Condition is excellent.

Measurement: 145 inches x 77, 370 cm x 195.

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