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1950

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1969

  • We acquired this object.

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Strip, Kente cloth

This is a Strip. It is dated mid- 20th century and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is silk, rayon or cotton and its technique is hand-loomed plain weave with discontinuous supplementary weft patterning. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Calvin W. Stillman. It is credited Gift of Mrs Calvin W. Stillman.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 190.5 x 9.5 cm (6 ft. 3 in. x 3 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Strip, Kente cloth; Ghana; silk, rayon or cotton; Warp x Weft: 190.5 x 9.5 cm (6 ft. 3 in. x 3 3/4 in.); Gift of Mrs Calvin W. Stillman; 1969-11-2-a

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