A special collaboration between master weaver Bob Dennis Ahiagble and 100% SILK, based on a design called Togodo/Adanuvo that is synonymous with his family's lineage. “The creative and the cunning act of the Ewe Weaver comes alive with the Togodo cloth. This cloth with the various squares and symbols indicates that in our various communities and neighborhood we have different characters but we togther from one big society and must be tolerance. The numerous figurative symbols tell us that this world is a very big place but through vigilance and prudence it is possible to maintain a balance in life.”
Since 2003, Bob has been recognized by UNESCO as one of the only living master Ewe kente weavers, championing kente as an intangible heritage product. This style of kente cloth comes from the Ewe people of Togo and Ghana. Ewe kente abounds with proverbial symbolism of both animal and inanimate kind. Woven in strips and joined, with supplementary weft designs and imagery throughout.
A portion of the proceeds from this cloth will go to the Sedem Memorial Clinic in the Denu region of Ghana. Bob Dennis Ahiagble helped set up the clinic in memory of his dear son who passed away due to negligent medical practices.
Material: 100% cotton.
Measures 58" x 88"
Each textile is a completely one of a kind piece. They are hand woven with care and expert technique from artisans new and old. Minor irregularities, mild discolouration, or imperfections are to be expected due to the hand made nature of each piece, and we embrace these minor differences when they appear as part of the unique beauty that makes each woven work something irreplaceable.
We find a variety of uses for the hand woven textiles in our daily lives. The same piece we might display hanging on a wall or a dowel as a work of art, we would take down to let our babies play upon. A piece might live draped over a bed or on a living room chair for decoration, or we may wrap ourselves in it to protect us from sun or keep us dry. There is no wrong answer. We hope you find ways to incorporate these beautiful, colourful pieces into your life in whichever way works best for you.