12 Things You Didn’t Know About Akwete Cloth

Written by Julia Austin

Akwete cloth is a hand-woven textile produced in Igboland and named for the town of Akwete in Abia state, Southeastern Nigeria. Made using palm, cotton and hemp, the Akwete-weaving process attracts tourists who travel to the area to see how it’s made and to buy the colorful cloth. Akwete cloth is a major part of the region’s economy. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about Akwete cloth.

Source: Adireafricantextiles.com 

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