Kente cloth, $550

Kente cloth
mid 20th century
Size: 325 x 220

List price: $. 990
Sale price: $. 550

The Kente cloth, made by the Asante peoples of Ghana and the Ewe peoples of Ghana and Togo, is perhaps the best known of all African textiles. This strip-woven fabric began in the former Gold Coast of West Africa as festive dress for special occasions – traditionally worn by men as a kind of toga and by women as an upper and lower wrapper.