Ewe Kente in Lapis with Supplementary weft - 100% SILK SHOP
Ewe Kente in Lapis with Supplementary weft - 100% SILK SHOP
Ewe Kente in Lapis with Supplementary weft - 100% SILK SHOP

Vintage Ewe Kente in Lapis with Supplementary weft

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Lightweight cotton cloth measures 39" x 56". Lapis blue and brown background with white, green, yellow, blue and red supplementary weft design. Tapestry threads have been left on the back giving it a textured, double-faced design. Circa 1970s.

Considered one of the most significant textiles of the African subcontinent, kente cloth was historically made from silk and worn as festive dress on special occasions, such as a gathering of elders or the inauguration of new royalty. To create kente cloth, individual textiles are woven, cut up, and sewn together in elaborate patchwork patterns. The word kente is derived from kenten - the word for basket in the Twi language of the Ghana-Togo mountains - because of the resemblance between the woven patchwork textile and the region's baskets. In addition to being worn on special occasions, kente cloth has traditionally appeared in other prominent ceremonial objects, including drums, shields, fans, and umbrellas. This style of kente cloth comes from the Ewe people of Togo and Ghana.

Material: 100% cotton