Anthony Anamagbo, Kente Weaver

2017

Lagos Fashion Week

Lagos Fashion Week
Lagos, Nigeria

Anthony Anamagbo, Kente Weaver.
Accra, Ghana. Anthony Anamagbo, Kente weaver in his workshop in Accra, Ghana. Kente, known as nwentoma in Akan, is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips made and native to the Akan ethnic group of Ghana.The kente cloth is woven on a narrow horizontal wood structure called a loom. A heddle is an integral part of a loom. The typical heddle is made of cord or wire, and is suspended on a shaft of a loom.Original kente is a status symbol of wealth and identity as it is a luxurious and expensive fabric. Every new kente design is registered and copyrighted for protection. The weaver, Anthony Anamagbo is one of the numerous kente weavers who are based in Accra who uses the proceeds from the woven kente cloth to take care of himself and his family.

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  • Title: Anthony Anamagbo, Kente Weaver
  • Date Created: 2017

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