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This is authentic old ( 1960s ) African hand woven EWE KENTE ( Volta Region ) cloth from Ghana.
This is a "Woman size" cloth and measures 78" ( 198 cm ) x 45" ( 114 cm ).
The base of the cloth named "guinea fowl" due to the colors of the feathers of the bird !
The cloth is in good condition with the exception of few stains and some wear due to usage and age. ( Please see photo ).
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 !