Superb Ewe kente chief’s cloth with a distinctive and unique design built up from variations of zigzag motifs on a solid green cotton ground. A regular grid of square weft faced blocks in red, yellow, green, and orange alternate with the weft float motifs. Subtle variations in the motifs and the placement of colours in the blocks set up up multiple resonances in the viewer. Master weavers among the Ewe, and the wealthy and important chiefs who could afford to commission cloths from them, wanted dramatic visual statements of novel design within the framework of the strip weave tradition that would attract praise and admiration when the new cloth was worn at an important event. This wonderful cloth is a remarkable expression of that impetus. Dates from circa 1930-1950 and is in excellent complete condition
Measurement: 130 ins x 79, 331 cm x 201.
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