African Art old kente loom wooden weaving tool for woven cloth Ashanti Ghana
Parts of an OLD African Ashanti Loom for Kente cloth. ( 1 REED and 1 SHUTTLE. Please see photos ).
Size of the reed ( beater ) is 7" ( 17.5 cm ) x 6 1/4" ( 16 cm ).
Size of the shuttle ( Boat, that carries the bobbin across the warp ) is 8 1/4" ( 21 cm ) in length.
The set is in good condition with some damages, cracks, repairs ( by the weaver ) and wear due to usage and age.
The beater and shuttle have nice dark patina due to age and usage.
Kente is more than just a cloth but is a visual representation of history, ethics, oral literature, philosophy, moral values and religious beliefs.
The Kente cloths history goes back to the 17th Century.
In present days is still used as a cloth in Ghana but is also used by collectors of fine woven cloths and artifacts as Wall hanging, sofa or bed covering !
A real piece of Authentic African art !