@Pingrann from musicafrica on Pinterest: Akwete cloth is a unique hand woven textile produced in Igboland for which the town of Akwete in Abia state, Nigeria is famous. The traditional Igbo weaving.- #pingrann #beinspired #akwete #africanculture #africanroots #igbo #proudlynaija
Raw materials used to create Akwete cloth include wool, cotton, silk, raffia (a type of palm), hemp and tree bark.
The four main patterns in Akwete cloth include:
Etirieti, which is rather plain and made up of mostly stripes and squares.
Akpukpa, a very vibrant pattern that is most often purchased by foreigners.
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.