R6073 Textile; Kente

pair of brown and black kente cloths

Kente cloths (Museum Accession number R6073)

This pair of narrow strip woven woman’s kente cloths were created by Ewe weaver Emmanuel Manayo. It features a common contrasting colour block ‘Takpekpele anloga’ design. The name references the town of Anloga, capital of the Anlo area, where the design originates from. There are examples of this design dating back to 1906. Purchased directly from the weaver at Agbozume textiles market. Collected in Ghana as part of the Fashioning Africa project.

Creator: Emmanuel Manayo

Place: Agbozume, Ghana, West Africa, Africa

Date: 2017