FROM THE PUBLISHER "Kente is not only the best known of all African textiles, it is also one of the most admired of all fabrics worldwide. Originating among the Asante peoples of Ghana and the Ewe peoples of Ghana and Togo, this brilliantly colored and intricately patterned strip-woven cloth was traditionally associated with royalty. Over time, however, it has come to be worn and used in many different contexts. In Wrapped in Pride, seven distinguished scholars present an exhaustive examination of the history of kente from its earliest use in Ghana to its present-day impact in the African Diaspora." This is a large, heavy, NEW book, still in the publisher's shrinkwrap.
Authors: Doran H. Ross, Newark Museum, Raymond Aaron Silverman, Agbenyega Adedze, University of California
Number of pages: 347, heavily illustrated
Format: Softcover measuring 9 x 12 inches, stiff pictorial card covers of double thickness, bound in signatures