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ID number:  BIRRC-D0359
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Title / Object name:  Cotton textile
Object type:  Textile
Place made:  Africa: Ghana
Culture:  Ewe
Collector:  Bellamy, Evelyn
Materials:  Cotton
Measurements:  164 x 150 cm

This Kente cloth, worn on important occasions, has been woven on a man's double-heddle loom. It has been made from fifteen strips (10 cm in width). The outer strips are of a plain balanced weave (warp: black. weft: orange). The other strips are either of this type or in a plain balanced weave in reddish tan. At intervals along their length are weft faced bands of varying sizes in blue, white, red, yellow, black, green, with occasional supplementary weft-float patterns in orange or white. The cloth demonstrates some fading in places. It was collected in the 1920s and was presented by Sister Evelyn Bellamy in 1969.

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