Textiles and 

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Textiles:

Characteristics:
Bokolanfini
  • Cotton cloth dyed yellow and hand painted with mud by women.
  • Found in Mali.
  • Resist dye technique.
Adire
  • White cotton.
  • Cotton is painted with cassava starch and dropped in indigo dye.
  • The areas covered with cassava remain white and uncovered areas are dark blue.
 
 
Fon Flag
  • Images of animals, objects and people created from bright colored fabrics.
  • Figures then sewn on black cotton.
Kente Cloth
  • Woven by men on a narrow loom.
  • Found among the Asante in Ghana and associated with royalty.
  • Both silk and cotton are used.
Asante King in full regalia,
surrounded by his retainers
            Berber Carpets:
 



 
 

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