12 Things You Didn’t Know About Akwete Cloth
Weavers start young
The Akwete community considers cloth weaving to be a gift you’re born with. Young girls begin weaving cloths as soon as their arms are long enough to work the loom and make cloths that range from 15-to-30 inches wide. As their arms grow and strengthen, they weave cloths up to 50 inches wide. Each cloth can take weeks to weave.