ASANTE KENTE CLOTH ARCHIVES, Ghana

introducing
HAMILL TRIBAL TEXTILES 
www.hamilltribaltextiles.com

The textiles below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

 


 


 



 




 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 



ASANTE
KENTE CLOTH 1
SOLD


ASANTE
KENTE CLOTH 1
SOLD


ASANTE
KENTE CLOTH 1
SOLD
 


ASANTE
KENTE CLOTH 3
SOLD

ASANTE
KENTE CLOTH 3
SOLD
 
ASANTE
KENTE CLOTH 3
SOLD


ASANTE
KENTE CLOTH 4
SOLD

ASANTE
KENTE CLOTH 4
SOLD
 

ASANTE
KENTE CLOTH 4
SOLD


ASANTE
KENTE CLOTH 5
SOLD

ASANTE
KENTE CLOTH 5
SOLD

ASANTE
KENTE CLOTH 5
SOLD
 


ASANTE
KENTE CLOTH 6
45x75", SOLD

ASANTE
KENTE CLOTH 6
45x75", SOLD

ASANTE
KENTE CLOTH 6
45x75", SOLD


 ASANTE,
KENTE CLOTH 9
SOLD

 ASANTE,
KENTE CLOTH 9
SOLD
 

  ASANTE,
KENTE CLOTH 9
SOLD


ASANTE,
KENTE CLOTH 10
SOLD

ASANTE,
KENTE CLOTH 10
SOLD
 

ASANTE,
KENTE CLOTH 10
SOLD

ASANTE
KENTE CLOTH 13
SOLD

ASANTE
KENTE CLOTH 13
SOLD

ASANTE
KENTE CLOTH 13
SOLD

Photographs Tim Hamill

ASANTE (or ASHANTI),
KENTE CLOTH, Ghana

Most of these textiles are authentic but with little use and age.

Woven in narrow warp strips of rayon, formerly silk, this textile begins and ends with a "head" of five design blocks. The name for each Kente pattern is derived from the warp striping, though the designs in the weft are also significant and have names. The wearing of Kente was once the prerogative of the king and high-ranking chiefs, but today it can be worn by other Asante on formal occasions. This size cloth is worn by a woman; a full man's kente is usually about 7 x 11 feet.

Colors are most accurate in the details and enlarged pictures. There is a lot of optical mixing of small bits of color in the thumbnail pictures of the full cloths.

Numbers 11-13 show some of the more modern Kente patterns.

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