R6062/5 Textile; Kente

Kente with stool motif in black, red, green and gold

Kente (Museum Accession Number R6062/5)

This Asante kente cloth is made from rayon. The design features a stool motif, alluding to chieftancy and power. Kente refers to a textile that is traditionally made by weaving coloured cotton and silk into varied and intricate patterns. The practice was originated by the Asante and Ewe people in Ghana. It was collected from the National Culture Centre – a market in Accra Ghana – as part of the Fashioning Africa project.

Creator: unknown

Place: Ghana, West Africa, Africa

Date: 2010s