British Museum Af1934,0307.169 One of a group of cloths collected by Beving in "Quittah" or Keta in the Volta region in the late C19th that raise questions about the layout of at least some early Ewe textiles.
Ewe men's cloth, early C20th: On this exceptional cloth the weaver has placed the supplementary weft floats on top of the weft faced blocks rather than between them as is typical. Now in the Metropolitan Museum.
Dance skirt made from raffia palm fibre with natural dyes by the Kuba people (Ngeende, Bushoong and Ngongo), DR Congo
Nineteenth century kente from the Smithsonian Lamb collection. Note the asymmetric layout of the pattern blocks. Silk weft patterning on cotton ground. Scanned from P. Gilfoy "Patterns of Life" (1987).
Nani Iro Spring 2013 "&"
Africa | Wrapper from the Ewe people of Ghana | ca. 1940 | Cotton; woven in twenty strips, with boldly coloured animals in saffron on a black background, with rectangles of yellow, deep red, blue etc
National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen. Another remarkable cloth collected in the 1840s. Doran Ross suggests this may be Asante but to me it seems to have more affinity with the known corpus of later C19th Ewe cloths.