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MN 4482

$725

One (1) very large Men’s Kente cloth
Approximately 10 yards as measured in African fabric system or like a bed sheet.
This item was made from highest quality kente materials and all hand woven. It can be used for whatever purpose it is being bought for, normally used by men.
This kente can be paid for by deposit, instalment or on credit at the checkout. For more flexible payment plan, do not hesitate to contact us.

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Kente is woven on a horizontal strip loom, which produces a narrow band of cloth about four inches wide. Several of these strips are carefully arranged and hand-sewn together to create a cloth of the desired size. Most kente weavers are men.

Weaving involves the crossing of a row of parallel threads called the warp (threads running vertically) with another row called the weft (threads running horizontally). A horizontal loom, constructed with wood, consists of a set of two, four or six heddles (loops for holding thread), which are used for separating and guiding the warp threads. These are attached to treadles (foot pedals) with pulleys that have spools of thread inserted in them. The pulleys can be used to move the warp threads apart. As the weaver divides the warp threads, he uses a shuttle (a small wooden device carrying a bobbin, or small spool of thread) to insert the weft threads between them. These various parts of the loom, like the motifs in the cloth, all have symbolic significance and are accorded a great deal of respect.

A cloth with a name

Patterns each have a name, as does each cloth in its entirety. Names are sometimes given by weavers who obtain them through dreams or during contemplative moments when they are said to be in communion with the spiritual world. Alternatively, chiefs and elders may ascribe names to cloths that they specially commission. Names can be inspired by historical events, proverbs, philosophical concepts, oral literature, moral values, human and animal behavior, individual achievements, or even individuals in pop culture. In the past, when purchasing a cloth, the aesthetic and social appeal of the cloth’s was as important as—or sometimes even more important than—its visual pattern or color.
Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 20 × 10 × 10 cm
pieces

1 Piece (10 Yards)

brand

Adanwomase, Bonwire

size

10 Yards (1 Piece )

color

Blue, Brown, Green, Mauve, Others, Pink, Red, White, Yellow

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