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Unusual Warp Float Stripes

£1,850.00 £1,225.00

E987 – Beautiful Ewe kente men’s cloth with unusual warp float stripes in black, cream, and a soft orange that are overlaid by multiple blocks of weft faced stripes on a muted green/grey cotton ground.

 

 

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Description

Stripes are the theme on this beautiful Ewe kente men’s cloth. Unusual warp float stripes in black, cream, and a soft orange are overlaid by multiple blocks of weft faced stripes on a muted green/grey cotton ground. The warp float stripes are less visible on the reverse side of the cloth as is usual with this technique giving a different look. Warp floats are relatively unusual but one of the techniques within the repertoire of Ewe master weavers but on virtually every other example I have seen they have been a single colour rather than used to form stripes along the strips as here. Dates from circa 1930-1950. Condition is excellent.

Measures 111 inches X 63, 282 cm X 162.

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.)