R6064/3 Textile strip; Kente

Strip of blue and gold 'Nigerian weave' kente in 333 design

Kente strip (Museum Accession Number R6064/3)

This narrow strip of kente was created by Ewe weaver Joseph Wordu. This type is called Nigerian weave, which one of the newest weaving styles. The name stems from Yoruba influences on Ewe weavers working in Nigeria, which was adapted to the Ghanaian market when these weavers returned home to the Volta region. This cloth was bought from Joseph on a visit to his workshop, where he introduced the museum team to the weavers and demonstrated the processes involved in creating a kente cloth. Collected in Ghana for the Fashioning Africa project.

Creator: Joseph Wordu

Place: Ghana, West Africa, Africa

Date: 2010s