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|Collection:||Ethnography - Africa|
|Date:||20th century - 20th century|
|Maker:||Asante people - View history|
Kente cloths are a speciality of the Ashanti and other tribes of Southern Ghana. Originally the preserve of members of the Ashanti royal families, they were woven by men in long narrow strips on a horizontal loom. The strips were stitched together to create chequer-board arrangements of decorative units, with a contrasting border at each end. Kente cloths are still made and worn as traditional dress throughout modern-day Ghana.
|Medium:||Woven silk and cotton.|
|Place of Origin:||Ghana|
|Place of Excavation:||ASHANTI PEOPLE|