R6062/4 Weaving Kit

Tools used by a kente weaver
Weaving kit (Museum Accession Number R6062/4)

This weaver’s kit comprises 17 tools used to weave Ewe and ‘Nigerian type’ kente strips, which are then sewn together to make kente cloth. It was bought from a stall that supplies equipment to local weavers, located in the Agbozume Textile market. Kente refers to a textile that is traditionally made by weaving narrow strips of coloured cotton and silk into varied and intricate patterns. Collected as part of the Fashioning Africa project.

Place: Agbozume Textile market, Volta region, Ghana, West Africa, Africa

Date: 2017