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Medium:
Medium: viscose rayon Technique: hand-loomed plain weave with discontintuous supplementary weft patterning Label: strip-woven silk with alternating warp- and weft-faced patterning, brocading
Dimensions:
H x W: 328.9 x 217.2 cm (129 1/2 x 85 1/2 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Kente prestige cloth
Made in:
Ghana
Date:
early to mid-20th century
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Man's prestige cloth composed of twenty-three narrow woven strips stitched selvedge to selvedge. Each strip is patterned with rectangular areas of warp-faced stripes weft-faced plain weave on grouped warps, and patterned weaves with two-color complementary wefts and brocading. The pattern blocks are arranged in a checkerboard fashion. Black, blue, green, yellow, and red, with a strong yellow-orange predominating.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs Calvin W. Stillman
Accession Number:
1969-11-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq49f194228-4bd6-4d8d-bbe8-d2c5064416b3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1969-11-1