Ghanaian Khente cloth
Type of Spiritual Experience
This description provides some background into why weaving is a sacred pursuit, symbolically representing, as it does, the spiritual world
A description of the experience
....Kente is an Asante ceremonial cloth hand-woven on a horizontal treadle loom. Strips measuring about 4 inches wide are sewn together into larger pieces of cloths. Cloths come in various colors, sizes and designs and are worn during very important social and religious occasions. In a total cultural context, kente is more important than just a cloth. It is a visual representation of religious beliefs and aesthetic principle....
According to legend, two men learned the art while watching a spider weaving. It incorporates Kente symbolism, and the symbolic meaning of colors.