Ewe Kente Pillow

Togo

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Ewe Kente Pillow

This product belongs in the following collections:

Ewe Kente Pillow

This product belongs in the following collections:

Ewe Kente Pillow

This product belongs in the following collections:

Ewe Kente Pillow

Ewe Kente Pillow

Togo

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$250

This textile is finished with our flax linen backing and closed by an invisible zipper with a gold pull. Our signature St. Frank plate is featured in the bottom right-hand corner of the pillow. The cushion is stuffed with an oversized down insert.

The square pillow dimensions are 18" W x 18" H.
The lumbar pillow dimensions are 24" W x 10.5" H.

Please note that as unique, handmade art, no two pillows are ever exactly the same and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this pillow, but may not be identical to the one you receive.

Considered one of the most significant textiles of the African subcontinent, kente cloth was historically made from silk, reserved for chiefs and kings, 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.