A fine cotton Ewe kente cloth from the mid 20th Century. Made by the master weavers of Ghana - The Ewe. 
These very special cloths were woven for chiefs and elders to wear. The amount of skill in this weaving is extraordinary. The floating weft geometric patterns are all different - variations on a theme, so the amount of skill and time put into this cloth would have made it  extremely valuable, akin to family jewels. They are made up of thin handwoven strips. A cloth like this would take many months to make as a commission for a high ranking man.
The cloths can of course make wonderful hangings or bedspreads. The art in the variations of pattern could match the finest Western artist.
In absolutely perfect condition, the white is not faded at all and the blue is very crisp. A rare find. Bought from a specialist and academic in West African cloths
208cms x 308cms

Vintage indigo and white Ewe kente cloth early mid 20th century

£850.00Price