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Akan textile art has important mythological and ceremonial significance, especially the kente, which is woven in narrow strips by master weavers using a complex technique called “floating fabric” to achieve the unique designs. The names of the patterns represent historical anecdotes associated with the oral tradition of the Akan. For example, the pattern of Obaakofoo Mmu Man symbolizing democratic governance and Emaa Da represents new creativity and knowledge from experience.

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