R6067 Textile; Kente

Kente cloth with alternating cream and maroon, and yellow and green shapes

Kente (Museum Accession Number R6067)

This narrow strip kente cloth was created by Ewe weaver Ben Hiamale. This type of kente is called Nigerian weave, which is 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. Ben is an experienced kente weaver who has been weaving for many years, this cloth was bought from him on a visit to his home where he introduced the museum team to a range of kente cloths and designs he has woven over many years. Collected in Ghana for the Fashioning Africa project.

Creator: Ben Hiamale

Place: Ghana, West Africa, Africa

Date: 2010s