• Published February 22, 2022

    February is Black History Month, and fourth-grade students at Trinity Elementary are learning about kente cloth in art teacher Jen Hendren's class.

    Kente cloth is a Ghanaian textile made of handwoven cloth, strips of silk and cotton, and it's generally used for ceremonial purposes. To emulate the creation process, TES students used paper to make the pattern.

    "We cut lines into a big piece of paper to make a grid, and we used long pieces of paper to weave through the openings," said TES student Reese Trusty. "Then we used skinnier pieces of paper to layer on top of them."