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Africa | A Kente Shoulder Cloth from the Asante people of Ghana | ca. 1975 | 213cm x  44cm | Cotton

Africa | A Kente Shoulder Cloth from the Asante people of Ghana | ca. 1975 | 213cm x 44cm | Cotton

Kente Cloth

Make Your Own Kente Cloth

Africa | Kpokpo cloth (aka. country cloth or Kondi gula in Mende) from the Mende people of Sierra Leone | Cotton; woven into strips on a tripod loom  then sewn together | Pre 1960

Africa | Kpokpo cloth (aka. country cloth or Kondi gula in Mende) from the Mende people of Sierra Leone | Cotton; woven into strips on a tripod loom then sewn together | Pre 1960

Sierra Leone cloths of prodigious lengths, known as kpokpo, would hang at important occasions such as state ceremonies and funerals as striking displays of wealth and social position.

Sierra Leone cloths of prodigious lengths, known as kpokpo, would hang at important occasions such as state ceremonies and funerals as striking displays of wealth and social position.

Africa | A Kente Shoulder Cloth from the Asante people of Ghana | ca. 1975 | 192cm x 68cm

Africa | A Kente Shoulder Cloth from the Asante people of Ghana | ca. 1975 | 192cm x 68cm

The Art of Weaving - history and environmental connections

The Art of Weaving

Handwoven West African fabric - from the book African Textiles by John Gillow, that showcases some of the most beautiful weaving, dyeing, and embroidery techniques used in textile history.

Handwoven West African fabric - from the book African Textiles by John Gillow, that showcases some of the most beautiful weaving, dyeing, and embroidery techniques used in textile history.

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