12 Things You Didn’t Know About Akwete Cloth

Written by Julia Austin

There are four main patterns

The four main patterns in Akwete cloth include:

– Etirieti, which is rather plain and made up of mostly stripes and squares.

– Akpukpa, which is very vibrant and the pattern purchased most often by outside cultures.

– Ahia, a rather complex design that is controlled by the number of heddles (a cord or wire that the thread passes through).

– Ogbanaonweya, an intricate pattern used most by the Akwete community itself.

Source: Rovinginsight.org