The Spider Weaver by Margaret Musgrove is a wondrous tale of a master weaver who teaches two Ashanti weavers from Ghana, Africa how to make colorful patterns in the cloth that they weave. The cloths are called kente cloth and are woven in a variety of colors. The name kente comes from the word "kenten" which means basket. It is named that because the weave looks a lot like the weave on a basket. There are many different patterns and each has its own name. After we read the story we decided to try to draw some of our own kente cloth using the computer. We hope you like it!

Second Grade - Spring 2002
Pocantico Hills School

 

  Kente cloth image courtesy of Oxfam Cool Planet-On the Line

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