Blue antique textile from Africa

Kente Cloth, Ghana

  • $600.00
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Although Kente, as we know it was developed in the 17th Century A.D. by the Ashanti people, it has it roots in a long tradition of weaving in Africa dating back to about 3000 B.C. The origin of Kente is explained with both a legend and historical accounts. A legend has it that man named learned the art of weaving by observing a spider weaving its web. Taking a cue from the spider, they wove a strip of raffia fabric and later improved upon their skill. They reported their discovery to their The Ashanti Chief at that time who adopted it as a royal cloth and encouraged its development as a cloth of prestige reserved for special occasions.

Made from woven silk

Dimensions: 9.5' X 6' 

Item: D102

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