Single strip of hand woven Kente from Ghana Africa in a color pallet of orange/yellow, blue. Hot pink and red. This strip is 4 1/2 inches wide and about 62 inches long. I believe this piece is all cotton or feels like it is anyway. Genuine hand woven Kente from Ghana.
My husband and I recently went to Ghana and bought a bunch of new fabrics and textiles. This is a brand-new piece from an Accra street vendor, small business owner.
Kente Cloth Ghana Africa Among the Asante and related people in Ghana, kente and other strip woven cloth was part of the royal regalia. This cloth is labor intensive to produce, instead of making a wide piece it is woven into narrow bands on a vertical frame with two heddles activated by peddles. Each strip is done with a complex pick-up pattern. These were then hand sewn together into a composite cloth. The Kente cloth of Ghana West Africa has always traditional been woven by men, and made of silk. Kente was stored in special “ancestral” rooms, and left in the care of a dedicated official who was charged with maintaining the clothes and selecting them for public appearances. Cotton is now often used to make these hand-woven strips. The strips are still sewn together into larger pieces but it is usually sewn by machine and besides the traditional use as clothing it is used in a variety of other ways