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Binga baskets : The art of african weaving
Weaving has formed an integral part of African culture for thousands of years. From baskets and bags to fishing nets and furniture, the art of weaving has transformed communities, and these coveted skills are passed down from generation to generation.
Bogolan, the african mudcloth
The bogolan (-fini) comes from bogo means “clay” or “mud”, lan means “by means of” and –fini, meaning “cloth”. It is characterized by patterns representing scenes of rural or urban African life, or of the surrounding nature.
The Kente, a royal handwoven fabric
Closely linked to the history of the Akan people, the Kente or Kita is a traditional African loincloth made of hand-woven cotton or silk strips sewn together to form colorful patterns and figures.