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African Textiles

Patterns in African textiles will inspire block printing designs.
by

Susan Waddington

on 22 April 2010

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Transcript of African Textiles

African Textiles
Kente Cloth
Adire Cloth
Mud Cloth
Kuba Cloth
From the People's Republic of the Congo
Woven of palm fiber
Decorated with dyed palm fiber sewn in patterns and cut to create a texture
From Nigeria
Indigo dye
Patterns are painted to resist the dye
Made in Mali
Men weave cotton strips
Women paint mud dye on fabric, leaving white line designs
Royal cloth of Ghana
Patterns are woven with brightly colored yarn
Long strips are sewn together to make cloth
Adinkra
from Ghana
printed with stamps
traditional symbols
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