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Wrapper (Kente)

Artist/Maker: Asante people (Ghana)

Artist/Maker: Akan people (Ghana)

Date: 20th century
Medium: cotton, rayon and dye
Overall: 82 1/2 x 128 3/4 in. (209.6 x 327 cm)
Classification: Clothing, Accessories and Jewelry
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Marcilene Wittmer
Object number: 2006.32.1
DescriptionKente is a prestige cloth once limited to royal males but now worn by anyone who can afford it. It is a strip-woven cloth with weft patterns at intervals that must be matched up when sewn together, creating a pattern somewhat like a checkerboard with borders at both ends.
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