Africa | Four narrow woven 'Kente' strips from Ghana; patterns are formed by alternating warp-faced plain weave with weft-faced plain weave on grouped warps, two-color complementary wefts, and supplementary weft patterning (brocading) | Silk, rayon or cotton | Acquired as a gift in 1969
Elementary Kente cloth inspired patterns assignment. What I liked about this was 'The Story of my Kente Cloth.' Could be an interesting Imagine assignment to create a kente cloth pattern and then share the meaning.
From ghananation.com: Kente Festivals [July/August] in Bonwire, Ejisu-Juaben District and signifies the commemoration of the origin of the Kente cloth, over 300 years ago. This Festival is colourful assembly of local chiefs and people of Bonwire. During this time participants adorn themselves with beautifully woven Kente clothes and designs, which they have created. Royal Akwasidae: held every six weeks at the Royal Palace of the Asante King, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II."
Kente Cloth Exploring Prints, Patterns, and Weaving through Traditional African Art
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