Ewe Kente II - Sublime Framed Textile

Ghana

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Ewe Kente II - Sublime Framed Textile

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Ewe Kente II - Sublime Framed Textile

Ewe Kente II - Sublime Framed Textile

Ghana

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The woven textile is carefully applied to a flax linen substrate, which provides a border between the textile and frame. This piece is available in our lucite frame. Our signature gold St. Frank plate is featured in the bottom right-hand corner of each piece. Framed dimensions of this piece are 79.75" W x 61" H.

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.

Framed dimensions are 79.75" W x 61" H.