R6072 Textile; Kente

red kente with colourful woven motifs

Kente (Museum Accession number R6072)

This narrow strip woven kente cloth was created by Ewe weaver David Agbenyau. It is an example of the popular ‘Asidanuvor’ or design cloth, that feature symbols, motifs and animals. This example shows how the technique has been adapted to speed up the production, which means that quality and detail have been lost in the process, but that makes it a more affordable cloth. Purchased from the well-established textile dealer Jomo Tengey, at Agbozume market. Collected in Ghana as part of the Fashioning Africa project.

Creator: David Agbenyau

Place: Agbozume, Ghana, West Africa, Africa

Date: 2017