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ID number:  BIRRC-D0358
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Title / Object name:  Cotton textile
Object type:  Textile
Place made:  Africa: Ghana
Culture:  Asante
Materials:  Cotton
Measurements:  200 x 148 cm

This Kente cloth has been woven on a man's double-heddle loom. Kente is an interwoven, Ghanain cloth particularly produced in the Asante region where it is worn on occasions of importance. This cloth has been made from fourteen warp-striped strips (10 cm in width) in black, red, green, buff, white and blue-green. The weft-faced bands are in tones of yellow, red, green, blue-green and white alternate with the warp stripes. It has been made in imported machine-spun yarn. It was collected in the 1920s and was presented to the Danford Collection by Sister Evelyn Bellamy in 1969.

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