R6064/4 Textile strip; Kente

long narrow strip of kente cloth with geometric designs in white, yellow, green and blue

Kente strip (Museum Accession Number R6064)

This narrow strip of kente was created by Ewe weaver Joseph Wordu. This is an example of Asidanuvor or design cloth, that features symbols, motifs and animals. A design such as this with simple geometric motifs is woven by apprentices, before learning to master more complicated animal and object motifs. 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