Ewe Kente

Wallpaper

Ewe Kente

Wallpaper

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St. Frank
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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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Printed Width: 27"
Repeat: 22-1/2"
Match: Straight
Untrimmed
Sold in full-yard increments in continuous rolls
Heavy weight paper
Class ASTM-E84

8" x 10" swatch available.

Wallpaper yardage orders have a 5 yard minimum. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

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

Wallpaper is printed to order, with a minimum order of 5 yards. Allow 3-4 weeks for printing and delivery.

Wallpaper 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.