One of the great textile arts of Africa is kente, or strip-weaving. Weavers make long, narrow (4-6") strips of fabric that are then sewn together side-by-side to make a larger piece. Kente can be used as clothing, as bedspreads, tablecloths, placemats, etc. depending on the size of the piece. The strips are typically woven in alternating patterns, so the overall effect is like a patchwork quilt when finished. I was fortunate enough to be able to study kente weaving for five days with the Ewe tribe in Ghana, and have documented some of what I learned here.