Advisor

Bethards, Connie J.

Committee Member

Cornelius, Lynn M.

Committee Member

Coronel, Michael A.

Department

School of Art & Design

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

5-1-2011

Genre

Thesis

Extent

109 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

Kente is a traditional ceremonial strip-woven cloth made by the Asante and Ewe people of Ghana and Togo. This thesis examined the history, patterns, design elements, symbolism, and evolutionary changes of the kente textile tradition. Basic weaving information, illustrations, and color photographs necessary for the understanding of kente were provided. The thesis also analyzed weaving drafts for the creation of kente-like cloth on a contemporary Western style floor loom.

Degree type

MA

Degree Name

Master

Language

English

Local Identifiers

CrosmanThesis2011

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by author.

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