Antique African Ewe kente Ghana hand woven textile home Art Ceremonial Cloth
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This is authentic Antique ( 1960s ) African hand woven EWE KENTE cloth from Ghana.
This is a "Woman size" cloth and measures 87" ( 220 cm ) x 53" ( 135m ).
The cloth is in excellent condition with only minor stains and wear due to usage and age. Please see photos.
Kente is an EWE ( Ghana - Volta Region ) Ceremonial cloth that is hand woven on a horizontal treadle loom.
The strips are sewn together into larger pieces of cloths.
It takes from several weeks to months for a weaver to complete a cloth like this depending of the design and size.
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 !