R6062/6/2 Textile strip; Kente

long narrow strip of kente cloth in bright red, yellow, green, blue, and white woven designs

Kente (Museum Accession Number R6062/6/2)

This kente cloth strip was collected from a shop at the Mokola Market in Accra in 2017. The shop sells numerous examples of these single strips and caters mainly for tourists. Kente refers to a textile that is made by weaving coloured cotton and silk strips in intricate geometric patterns, that are sewn together to make cloths to be worn as wraps. Kente cloth is made by both Asante and Ewe people in Ghana. Collected as part of the Fashioning Africa project.

Creator: unknown

Place: Ghana, West Africa, Africa

Date: 2010s