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Africa | Four narrow woven 'Kente' strips from Ghana; patterns are formed by alternating warp-faced plain weave with weft-faced plain weave on grouped warps, two-color complementary wefts, and supplementary weft patterning (brocading) | Silk, rayon or cotton | Acquired as a gift in 1969

Four narrow woven "Kente" strips from Ghana; patterns are formed by alternating warp-faced plain weave with weft-faced plain weave on grouped warps, two-color complementary wefts, and supplementary weft patterning (brocading).

Kente Cloth Lesson!

I am currently using this lesson as a third grade lesson though it could be used all the way up through high school with a more indepth look at textile art, the textile industry, african culture et…

Kente cloth has bright colors, snappy geometric patterns. All of these qualities make this woven cloth a natural for inspiring art work in little people.

Kente cloth has bright colors, snappy geometric patterns. All of these qualities make this woven cloth a natural for inspiring art work in little people.

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