Monday, 5 April 2010

Kente Inspiration

West African Weaving. Venice Lamb. London, 1975. 228 pages, 310 black and white illustrations plus a few color plates. This classic work focuses on the narrow strip weaving of West Africa. It examines the history and techniques, the geographical distribution, and the economic development of this production. Although it covers weavings from Dakar in Senegal eastwards to Cameroun and northwards to Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Chad, it describes the work of the Asante and the Ewe in the most complete detail.

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