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Kente Cloth20th Century
13.78 x 59.84 in. (35.001 x 151.994 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2016.14.93
Geography: Africa, Ghana
Classification: Clothing and Adornments
Culture/Nationality: Akan, Ghanaian, West African, African
Collection: Jane Martin Collection
Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keywordThis object has the following keywords:
- African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
- 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 ListThe following Comparanda exist for this object:
- John Gillow, African Textiles: Color and Creativity Across a Continent (New York, NY: Thames & Hudson, 2016), 34-37.
Related Bibliography ListThe following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
- John Gillow, African Textiles: Color and Creativity Across a Continent (New York, NY: Thames & Hudson, 2016), 32-37.
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