This spectacular artwork was hand woven with silk threads by Ghanian artist Emmanuel Yeboah. The technique he uses is over a century old and believed to be unique to Africa. Emmanuel began learning the craft in the late 1970's. His wife Gloria also makes silk thread art, as does their son, Solomon, who began making his thread art in 1999 and signs them "SOLO." This piece, a vibrant portrait of a jazz bassist, is signed by Emmanuel with his iconic "YEB" at lower right.
It takes the artist a week to a month to make a silk thread artwork this large and each one is unique. The framed size is 29 1/2 inches by 36 inches with the sight size of the art 15 3/4 inches by 22 1/2 inches. The mat is stacked, with the upper white mat 3 inches wide and the inner red one 1/4 inch wide. This artwork was professionally--and expensively--framed in 3 1/8 inch wide wood; while it appears to be a solid black in our photos, in our close-up, you can see that it actually has a deep reddish brown finish with the narrow inner and outer edges painted in black.
Not only is the artwork large in size, it is quite heavy, weighing 11 pounds, 6 ounces and the shipping weight will be 20 pounds when packed in a box 42 x 36 x 6. There is a sturdy hanging wire across the back. The glass cover, frame, backing and artwork itself are all in excellent condition, with no damage or wear that we could find. This is a vivid, impressive African artwork that's a terrific focal point alone or in an art arrangement.
>>>This artist is not to be confused with batik artist Emmanuel Atiemoh Yeboah, also from Ghana.
>>>Due to size and weight limitations, we can ship this item to U.S. states only.