R6066 Textile; Kente

a pair of mixed strip kente cloths

Kente pair (Museum Accession number R6066)

This women’s kente cloth is one of a pair and was made by Ewe weaver, Dodi Agbemafle. This type of cloth is called ‘Sasa’, meaning mixed cloth or patchwork. These cloths are made up of different coloured stripes of narrowstrip woven cloth. Cloths such as these document weavers’ work, since they are made of strips leftover from making other cloths. This also makes them cheaper to buy than other kente cloths. They are sold at Agbozume market and used for everyday wear. Purchased directly from the weaver on a visit to weaving workshops in Agbozume. Collected in Ghana as part of the Fashioning Africa project.

Creator: Dodi Agbemafle

Place: Ghana, West Africa, Africa

Date: 2010s