Kente Cloth Observation Log
Meanings of Colors Shapes, Patterns, and Designs
As you view The Spider Weaver and visit the In the space below, describe and/or sketch kente
websites, check off each color you see in a kente cloth shapes, patterrns, and designs you observe.
pattern. Add any other colors you see that aren’t on the
list. Then, use the websites to find the meanings of
each color. Write each color’s meanings beside it.
_____ maroon History of Kente Cloth
_____ white As you visit the websites, search for
words and phrases to complete each___.
_____ gray 1. Kente is woven on a_________ loom.
2. Strips of kente are ___ inches wide.
_____ silver 3. Kente cloths are worn during impor-
tant ____________ and ____________
_____ gold occasions.
4. To make larger cloths, strips are
_____ black ________ together.
5. Kente is a visual representation of
Other colors: history, ___________, ______________,
______________, and other issues.
6. The term kente comes from ________,
which means ___________.
7. Kente is traditionally woven by the
__________ and ___________ tribes.