R6069/1 Textile; Kente

red, black and white woven kente textile

Kente (Museum Accession Number R6069/1)

This narrow strip woman’s kente cloth is one of a pair, the name of the Ewe weaver is unknown. This type of cloth is called ‘Duhume’ and features geometric designs. Creating these striking designs employs an intricate method using many different shuttles, and requires great skill and careful attention. These cloths are therefore made by experienced weavers and are more expensive buy. Purchased from textiles dealer Surprise Dawordoe from Agbozume market. Collected in Ghana for the Fashioning Africa project.

Creator: unknown

Place: Ghana, West Africa, Africa

Date: 2010s