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Ewe Cloth Embroidered Stripes Green Ghana Togo African Art

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Title Ewe Cloth Embroidered Stripes Green Ghana Togo African Art
Type of Object tablecloth
Country of Origin Ghana, Togo
People Ewe
Materials Combination of cotton and silk (exact blend unknown)
Approximate Age Mid 20th century
Dimensions Height: 43 Inches
Width: 66 Inches
Overall Condition Good
Damage/Repair Small holes, minor repairs, minor wear on edges


We do not recommend laundering textiles, and do not accept returns of textiles which have been laundered in any manner.  Even dry cleaning is too much for some of these antique textiles.  For some of them, a very gentle HAND washing  (NEVER MACHINE, on any setting)  in cool water with a very gentle detergent works, but even then, dyes may not be colorfast, and fabric may be less strong than it appears.


Additional information:  A prestigious Ewe  cloth probably made from a combination of cotton and silk, and composed of several strips  with motifs in bright colors woven from machine-spun cotton -cotton warp and weft made using the technique of plain weave with single and double supplementary wefts.  


For more examples of cloths from  Ewe incorporating symbols as on these textiles see Doran H. Ross, Wrapped in Pride. Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity, Ucla, 1998, fig. 9.5 , p. 129, fig. 9.24, p. 139; fig. 10.6, p. 153