May 1, 2010

5th Grade West African Art

West African Kente Cloth
Paper Weaving

Students used their IPOD Touches and watched a video from ITunes University about the Kente Cloth. Here's a podcast link to the same video:

Then we used construction paper to create our own Kente cloth. We learned the difference between a warp and a weft and how to weave patterns like the Asante people in Africa. They also used lines and geometric shapes to decorate their kente cloth.

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