1034 Fabulous Old Kente Cloth - African Textile Art

Beautiful Old Kente Cloth from the Ewe people

The presence of the central black band is a unique feature hardly ever seen in Kente Cloths and provides a stunning contrast to the rest of the textile.

Made of interwoven cloth strips

Legend has it that kente was first made by two Akan friends who went hunting in a forest found a spider making its web. The friends stood and watched the spider for two days then returned home and implemented what they had seen.


This piece has lived a hearty life with its creators participating in ceremonies and important life events. Signs of that life are present as imperfections such as stains that can be seen in the photos.

46 x 78 "

Estimated to be from the mid 1900s


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