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unknown Akan
Akan Primary



Kente Cloth

Late 20th century
Cotton, rayon

113 x 70 1/4 in. (287.02 x 178.44 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2016.14.8
Other Number(s): 2014.17.8 (Incorrect Accession No.)
Geography: Africa, Ghana
Classification: Clothing and Adornments
Culture/Nationality: Akan, Ghanaian, West African, African
Collection: Jane Martin Collection

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  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Akan
  • Ghanaian - Style and culture of the people of the nation of Ghana.
  • kente - A silk fabric of fine weave from Ghana. Long, narrow strips are hand-woven and then sewn together to form a pattern. Kente is typically found in delicate colors.
  • West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

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Comparanda List
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  • John Gillow, African Textiles: Color and Creativity Across a Continent (New York, NY: Thames & Hudson, 2016), 34-37.

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  • John Gillow, African Textiles: Color and Creativity Across a Continent (New York, NY: Thames & Hudson, 2016), 32-37.

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/193831 |title=Kente Cloth |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=9/25/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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