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Vintage

Handwoven Blue Kente Cloth

Africa Direct

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Handwoven Blue  Kente Cloth
Handwoven Blue  Kente Cloth
Handwoven Blue  Kente Cloth

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Product Information

Era:
Vintage; 1960s
Condition:
Good; some torn seams, slightly frayed, uneven edges
Country of Origin:
Ghana
Materials:
rayon/silk/cotton
Size:
70" L x 46" W
Color/Finish:
blue/yellow
Care:
professional cleaning

Why We Love This

Ceremonial kente cloth, worn by Asante women. Strips are hand-sewn together. The pattern on this textile is known as obi nkye obi kwa mu si, which literally translates as "sooner or later one could stray into another person's path," meaning, everybody makes mistakes.
As described by Africa Direct

About Africa Direct

Africa Direct, Inc. is owned by Elizabeth Bennett and Sara Luther. African art, trade beads and ethnic jewelry are both business and passion for Sara and me. We started buying African art twenty years ago as gifts for our children, four of whom are adopted and are African-American. We had been active in anti-apartheid politics for some time.

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