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ERIC Number: EJ866636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3931
Kente Cloth-Inspired Reduction Prints
Cunningham, Kathy
Arts & Activities, v146 n3 p30-31 Nov 2009
The textiles of Africa are rich with possibilities for art lessons. With their unique balance of color, pattern, symmetry and repetition, they lend themselves to exciting art lessons with cultural significance. Asante cloth--or Kente cloth, as it is commonly known--is a perfect example. These rich, colorful repeat patterns from Ghana are woven in strips and then sewn together. In this way, designs are repeated, forming even more new designs by their repetition. Since printmaking lends itself to repeating designs, the author decided it would be an excellent way to produce an Asante (Kente) cloth. In this article, she describes how students made Kente cloth-inspired reduction prints.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa