EWE LARGE TEXTILES ARCHIVES

All of these textiles have been sold. They are left here for educational and reference purposes.

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 EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 1,
SOLD

 

 EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 1,
SOLD

 

  EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 1,
SOLD

 

EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 4,
SOLD

 

 EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 4,
SOLD

 

 EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 4,
SOLD

 

 EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 5,
SOLD

 

EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 5,
SOLD

 

 EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 5,
SOLD

 

EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 9,
SOLD

 

EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 9,
SOLD

 

EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 9,
SOLD

 

EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 10,
SOLD

 

EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 10,
SOLD

 

EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 10,
SOLD

 

EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 12,
SOLD

 

EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 12,
SOLD

 

 EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 12,
SOLD

 

EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 13,
SOLD

 

EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 13,
SOLD

 

EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 13,
SOLD

EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 17,
SOLD

EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 17,
SOLD

 

EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 17,
SOLD

EWE MEN'S
TEXTILE 18,
SOLD

EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 18,
SOLD

 EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 18,
SOLD

EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 19,
SOLD

EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 19,
SOLD

 EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 19,
SOLD

EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 20,
SOLD

EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 20,
SOLD

 

EWE
MEN'S TEXTILE 20,
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

EWE, MEN'S LARGE TEXTILES ARCHIVES,, Ghana

Living in southeastern Ghana and the western border area of Togo, Ewe weavers are renowned for the high quality of their cotton, strip-woven wrappers. Not confined by the court-regulated designs for Kente cloth of their eastern neighbors, the Asante, the Ewe men have traditionally been free to express their skill and creativity to please individual clients as well as a market which extends throughout West Africa.

Individuals of means commission cloths called adanudo ("skilled/wise cloths") studded with symbolic figural motifs of people, plants, animals and objects. These enhance the colorful weft blocks and geometric designs and are associated with proverbs and meanings of the Ewe culture. Many motifs, as would be expected from the clientele which orders them, are symbols of status and prestige.

The aesthetically pleasing overall balance of the wrapper, enlivened by these syncopated visual beats in the design, creates an artistic tour de force. The cloths are meant to be worn by their owners, adding yet another dimension to these examples of "African art in motion." Small size cloths, about 4 x 6 feet, are wrapped sarong style by women; large cloths, like those on this page, about 6 x 9 feet, are worn toga style by men.

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