Superb Women’s Ewe Kente

$2,158.20

Exceptionally fine Ewe kente woman’s cloth with elaborate and finely woven supplementary weft float motifs on a dark blue and white striped cotton ground.

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Description

E930 – Exceptionally fine Ewe kente woman’s cloth with elaborate and finely woven supplementary weft float motifs on a dark blue and white striped cotton ground. The designs include a man catching fish, a large snake, a group of four men, and a wading bird catching fish. The master weaver has skilfully modified the placement of the weft faced blocks to accommodate these larger than normal float motifs. 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: 79ns x 52, 201 cms x 133.

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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