This book is about the history of an African clothing material known as Kente cloth. All relevant cultural aspects of the cloth have been explained in details with several pictorial illustrations. The book traces Kente history and how it has been used since its invention, about four hundred years ago, by an Ashanti hunter.
The two authors are Ashantis and traditionalists. The coauthor was born into the industry at Bonwire. He received a national award as Ghana’s best Kente designer and weaver in 2008. His knowledge in the art of weaving and his lifetime exposure to Kente traditions makes it imperative for all those seeking knowledge about Kente, the genuine African fabric, to obtain a copy of this.
The other important aspect this of book is the author. The book is the outcome of his intensive research on Kente cloth after his first publication (1993) of the book titled Kente Cloth: Introduction to History. This book is the history of Kente Cloth. It contains everything you need to know about this magnificent African cloth, which was created for special occasions only.