Ewe Kente

Fabric

Ewe Kente

Fabric

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Considered one of the most significant textiles of the African subcontinent, kente cloth was historically made from silk, reserved... READ MORE

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Considered one of the most significant textiles of the African subcontinent, kente cloth was historically made from silk, reserved for chiefs and kings, and worn as festive dress on special occasions, such as a gathering of elders or the inauguration of new royalty. To create kente cloth, individual textiles are woven, cut up, and sewn together in elaborate patchwork patterns. The word kente is derived from kenten - the word for basket in the Twi language of the Ghana-Togo mountains _ because of the resemblance between the woven patchwork textile and the region's baskets. In addition to being worn on special occasions, kente cloth has traditionally appeared in other prominent ceremonial objects, including drums, shields, fans, and umbrellas. This style of kente cloth comes from the Ewe people of Togo and Ghana.

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46% Linen, 46% Cotton, and 8% Polyamide fabric content.
Upholstery weight
Printed Width: 54"W
Pattern size: 27” H x 22-1/2” V
Fabric direction: Up the roll
Fabric is sold in full-yard increments

Dye lots may vary. As a result, there may be slight color variations between your swatch and the final product

7.5" x 7.5" swatch available.

Fabric yardage orders have a 3 yard minimum. Please allow 2 weeks for delivery for orders of 5 or more yards.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this fabric supports our artisan partners.

Fabric by the yard is printed to order, with a minimum order of 3 yards. Allow 2 weeks for printing and delivery.

Expedited options may be available for orders 3-5 yards by emailing service@stfrank.com.

Fabric by the yard is final sale and may not be returned or exchanged.

Provenance

Considered one of the most significant textiles of the African subcontinent, kente cloth was historically made from silk, reserved for chiefs and kings, and worn as festive dress on special occasions, such as a gathering of elders or the inauguration of new royalty. To create kente cloth, individual textiles are woven, cut up, and sewn together in elaborate patchwork patterns. The word kente is derived from kenten - the word for basket in the Twi language of the Ghana-Togo mountains _ because of the resemblance between the woven patchwork textile and the region's baskets. In addition to being worn on special occasions, kente cloth has traditionally appeared in other prominent ceremonial objects, including drums, shields, fans, and umbrellas. This style of kente cloth comes from the Ewe people of Togo and Ghana.