12 Things You Didn’t Know About Akwete Cloth

Written by Julia Austin

It has had international fame

The year 1963 was considered a landmark for Akwete cloth. An exhibition dedicated to Akwete cloth was held at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. It also appeared in the Textile Museum of Canada and the British Museum. Rufus Nna James, an Akwete chief, fought to get international attention for the cloths, which proved lucrative for the community. This international exposure created awareness of the beauty of Akwete products.

Source: Rovinginsight.org