Antique African Ewe Kente Textile 46376
This stunning antique Ewe Kente cloth showcases an expansive array of vibrant, warm and beautiful striped patterns that are unique to African strip-weaving.
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
8 ft 7 in (2.62 m)
Ewe Kente Textile, Africa, Early 20th Century – Crafted by Ewe weavers, this magnificent antique Kente textile features an enrapturing selection of traditional striped patterns that are created on narrow looms and stitched together. The lively patterns that decorate this exceptional piece incorporate an inventive combination of horizontal and vertical stripes. Alternating patterns that feature varying proportions and variable colors are placed at staggered intervals where they create a magnificent checkerboard pattern. The result is a gorgeous patchwork visage. However, the symbolism is much deeper. This unique piece is a beautiful example of a culture that uses colors to create a language of symbols. This exceptional kente textile showcases a formal symmetric composition that incorporates consistent hues of rich navy blue and bold saffron yellow, which represent harmony and abundance.