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 Learning from craft taxonomies: development and a Yoruba textile tradition
A research paper on the aso-oke handwoven cloth industry. "The resilience of Yoruba indigenous hand-woven cloth industries has been proven again and again, as forces of change have tested the readiness of weavers to adapt to shifts in taste, competition from outside markets, changing technologies, and the lure of modern-sector occupations."
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Baule cloth
A short article about the weavings of the Baule people of central Ivory Coast. Written by Patricia Davison of the South African Museum in Cape Town.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity
"Wrapped in Pride explores the history of traditional Ghanaian weaving and its impact on cultures beyond Africa's shores". Describes the Kente weavings of the Asante as well as the Ewe people, has helpful audio clips for pronunciation of Ghanaian words, information on how Kente is made, when it is worn, and a cute guide showing how to wear it.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Hypertextile + Klikor Icon + Afevo + Blackhud Research Center
Hypertextile is the website of Luciano Ghersi, an Italian weaver who has been working with a community of Kente weavers from the town of Klikor in Ghana. Together they have started several web sites (all linked from Hypertextile) documenting the craft of Kente weaving among this particular group of Ewe weavers. The site continues to grow and is really reaching encyclopedic dimensions. There is much information on patterns, techniques, and individual weavers. From our point of view this site wins Best of the Web!
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 A selected bibliography on Kente Cloth
Reference compiled by Ruth Hodges, Reference Librarian, Howard University.
[posted: Mar 03, 2004]
 Kente is more than a cloth
The popular Kente symbolism posters were produced by Ofori-Ansah. This web page shows a selection of Asante cloths with their names and meanings, derived from the poster. There is also a link here for ordering the Kente, Adinka and goldweight symbolism chart posters.
[posted: Mar 03, 2004]
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