Rahway Arts Students Learn About African Culture

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RAHWAY—Students in Angela Urrico’s first grade art classes at Roosevelt School in Rahway are learning  the history of Ghanaian Kente cloths.  Kente cloth, known locally as nwentoma, is a type of silk fabric made of interwoven cloth strips and is native to the Akan people of Ghana and the Ivory Coast. It is a royal and sacred cloth worn only in times of extreme importance.  Students practiced using geometric shapes to design their own Kente cloth strips. Pictured are first graders Jacob Ferreiras, Rhiannon Glowczynski, and Nicole Dirmeitis. Photo courtesy of Roosevelt School


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