Rare Old African Kente Ewe Volta Ghana hand woven cloth textile home decor Art
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This is authentic old ( Mid 1900s ) African "EWE" very good quality hand woven KENTE.
This is a large size "Man size" cloth and measures 98 1/2" ( 250 cm ) x 68 " ( 173 cm ).
The cloth is decorated with nice Square blocks of weft float of different colors.
The cloth is in very good condition with exception a couple of small holes ( The largest hole that is shown in the 4th photo is approximately 3/8" x 1/8" OR 1 cm x .5 cm ) and very few stains and wear due to usage and age.
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 !