Textiles are symbolic and unique to different cultures. The Kente cloth is a silk and cotton fabric native to the Akan people of Ghana and the Ivory Coast. Originally, a sacred cloth of kings, it has now become an icon of African cultural heritage around the world. Each of the bright colors has a symbolic meaning. Please see the kente cloth wikipedia page for more information including symbolic meanings of the colors.
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Materials needed: Strips of paper and fabric, ribbons, and other trim
Cut ribbon and paper or fabric strips into the same lengths. Begin weaving together to create a Kente-inspired textile.