Craftsmanship of traditional woven textile KenteGhana
Representative List 2024
EN: Kente is one of the handwoven textiles made in Ghana
EN: Cotton that have been spun into yarns or thread for weaving
EN: The weaver sets silk or cotton yarns into the heddle. He then sits in the loom and weaves, using his hands and legs simultaneously.
EN: Weaver weaving a strip of Kente. Here he passes the loaded weft shuttle through the partition made by the hurdles and he pulls his legs upwards and downwards. With the beater, he beats the woven yarns for a firm hold.
EN: A sample of already made Kente strips. These will be sown together into yards.
EN: A display of how Kente is traditionally worn by Ghanaians
EN: Kente hung on a wall for decorative purposes
EN: Oyokoman, a kente cloth from the Ashanti Region
EN: Fiawo Dzi Fia - King of Kings. This is made in the Volta Region.
EN: U.S.A. art teacher learning Kente weaving