Monday, 21 January 2013

An Ewe chief, Togo, circa 1920


The same chief wearing the same cloth in a different photograph may be seen in Venice Lamb’s book “West African Weaving” (1980). At the moment we have a particularly fine example of the style of cloth he is wearing, with weft-faced blocks alternating along each strip of cloth with supplementary weft float motifs.


More details and a wider selection of Ewe cloths here.

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