Helang Basali Weavers
weavers, Lesotho


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 craftspeople
Gilbert "Bobbo" Ahiagble, Ewe Kente weaver, Ghana
Amidou Coulibaly, Malinke weaver, Ivory Coast
Elelloang Basali Weavers, weavers, Lesotho
Chapuchi Ahiagble, Kente weaver, Ghana
T.Y. Kente Weaving, Kente weaver, Ghana
Ash–Geo, Kente weaver, Ghana
Dickson Eddie Afeamenyo, Kente weaver, Ghana
Maseru Tapestries and Mats, weavers, Lesotho
Seithati Weavers, weavers, Lesotho
Hatooa Mose Mosali, weavers, Lesotho
Koko Fofana & Zimako Coulibaly, weavers, Ivory Coast
ATMEK kente production, Kente cloth weavers, Ghana
Francis Anani, Kente weaver, Ghana

 designers
Louise Meyer, textile artist, USA

 articles
Report on a trip to Ghana to learn traditional weaving techniques, by Emilia Bess Karr
I was a student in another world..., by Heather Wells
Anansi's Gift of the Magic Thread, by Estelle Carlson
A children's book, by Louise Meyer
Ewe Kente motifs: a sampling, by Gilbert Ahiagble
Traveling in Eastern Africa, encounters with weavers, by Estelle Carlson
West African strip-cloth weaving: slideshow, by Louise Meyer
Ewe Kente warps: a sampling, by Gilbert Ahiagble
Malinke motifs: a sampling, by Amidou Coulibaly

 books
Master Weaver from Ghana, by Louise Meyer, Gilbert Ahiagble

 education
Small loom weaving, by Louise Meyer
Kente paper weaving, by Instructional Services Dept, Fairfax County Public Schools
Cotton spinning, by Louise Meyer
Building a loom, by Louise Meyer

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A selected bibliography on Kente Cloth
 Reference compiled by Ruth Hodges, Reference Librarian, Howard University.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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!

these pages submitted to africancraft.com by Siiri Morley,
Aug. 2006 -- last updated, Aug. 2006