chapter  20
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Challenged pasts and the museum: the case of Ghanaian kente

As Curator of World Culture in New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, I received a complaint about the label for a colourful cloth on display in the World Arts Gallery:1

I think the info given about the kente cloth is wrong. It is made in Ghana (Bonwire) in West Africa from the spider’s web. I am actually a royal from Bonwire village.