woman's wrapper; kente

Ewe peoplemid 1900s

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

14 pattern-woven strips joined selvedge to selvedge by whip stitching to create a larger cloth; piecing seams are present within several strips; warp arranged in white and blue stripes; blocks of weft faced patterning are spaced regularly throughout the plain weave striped ground fabric; four-unit groups of abutting patterned blacks are present at the top and bottom ends of each strip; this forms borders along the top and bottom edges of the cloth when the strips are joined; top and bottom edges are un-hemmed, ending in a short fringe.

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  • Title: woman's wrapper; kente
  • Creator: Ewe people
  • Date Created: mid 1900s
  • Rights: No Known Rights Holder
  • Medium / Support: cotton
  • External Link: See this object at www.imamuseum.org
  • Dimensions: height: 79 in width: 48 1/2 in
  • Department: Textile and Fashion Arts
  • Credit Line: The Budd Stalnaker Collection of African Textiles
  • Accession Number: 2007.12