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"Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity"
1999-09-12 until 2000-01-02
National Museum of African Art
USA United States of America
September 12, 1999 - January 2, 2000
Nearly 200 textile art works illustrate the rich diversity of traditional kente cloth, its historical role in
African societies, and its growing popularity in the United States. A section on kente in Washington,
D.C., explores the many ways African Americans and others have incorporated kente in the home, in
worship, in performance, and in celebrations, and includes such items as robes worn by the a capella
group Sweet Honey in the Rock and suits worn by former mayor Marion Barry. Another aspect of this
exhibition, with the same name, is on view at the National Museum of African Art.