This new exhibit travels to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art (Fort Wayne, Indiana) from Nov. 12, 2011 until Jan. 8, 2012.
Legend has it that the Asante learned how to make Kente cloth by watching how a spider weaves its web. Amongst the Asante people this garb was revered and reserved for royalty.
This Kente cloth exhibit will feature a loom, where men traditionally weaved the cloth, many examples of Kente cloth, a mock African market where the cloth would be sold, as well as artifacts and relics that local residents brought back from their visits to the country. Come and be fascinated by the colors and the craftsmanship!