Traditional weaving continues to evolve with new materials, colors and patrons. Since 1975, Ewe weaver Bobbo Ahiagble has combined weaving demonstration tours abroad with life as a master weaver and teacher in Ghana. His works find both local and foreign clients.
Sized to be used as a woman's wrapper or skirt, this cloth is made of narrow strips woven with supplementary weft designs. The use of figural motifs in addition to geometric designs is characteristic of Ewe weaving.
Wrapper composed of thirteen strips of machine stitched, iridescent magenta-gold synthetic fiber with geometric and figural designs (elephant, house, knife, star, stool, sword).
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