Friday, March 07, 2008

Kente cloth: a symbol of the continent of Africa

Students sketched kente (kinte) cloth patterns, symbolic of Africa as well as symbolic of the influence of Africa art upon the rest of the world.

Once kente was the fabric made for West African kings. It originates with the Ashanti tribe.

One makes kente in strips upon a loom and sews the strips together to make any size needed.

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