Kente is not only the best known of all African textiles, it is also one of the most admired of all fabrics worldwide. Originating among the Asante peoples of Ghana and the Ewe peoples of Ghana and Togo, this brilliantly colored and intricately patterned strip-woven cloth was traditionally associated with royalty. Over time, however, it has come to be worn and used in many different contexts. In Wrapped in Pride, seven distinguished scholars present an exhaustive examination of the history of kente from its earliest use in Ghana to its modern impact in the African Diaspora.
About the Author
Doran H. Ross is the former director of the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History.
- Paperback: 347 pages
- Publisher: UCLA (January 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0930741692
- ISBN-13: 978-0930741693
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 9.1 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 pounds