Hand and Egg II

African Kente Cloth Wall Collage

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SKU: 186172
Gently grasping a fragile egg, a large hand holds the oval figure aloft in a gesture of triumph. Bold silhouettes suggest strength and certainty, and this colorful work by Emmanuel Atiemoh Yeboah is rich in symbolism. Representing life with all its potential ahead, the egg is covered with kente cloth – a quintessentially African cultural expression. These hand-loomed textiles are woven in strips. Each color has its own meaning and the patterns themselves are carefully chosen symbols that a master weaver develops and names – often to honor people, historical events, or proverbs. The work arrives in a frame of ceiba wood.
  • Oil, kente cloth and ink on calico canvas
    • Made in Ghana

Meet the Artist

Emmanuel Atiemoh Yeboah