12 Things You Didn’t Know About Akwete Cloth

Written by Julia Austin


Women make them

There are two types of loom — horizontal for men and vertical for women, but traditionally, women handled the Akwete cloth-making. Starting way back, the men of Igboland fished and the women made the cloths from local materials. For the most part, that’s still the the way it’s done today. Eventually the creative designs and vibrant colors made Akwete one of the most famous textiles in Nigeria. Women who make Akwete cloth usually start doing so at a very young age.

Source: Rovinginsight.org , wiki