The above image by Jason Reed of Reuters showing President Bush meeting tribal leaders in Ghana on Wednesday is a perfect addition to my occasional look at “textiles in the news”. I pulled out Josh Gillow’s African Textiles book this evening to see what it is the man and woman closest to Bush are wearing. From this I can be fairly certain it’s an Ewe adanudo cloth. Both the Ewe and Ashanti peoples are located in Ghana and their textiles, the adanudo and kente respectively, are quite similar. Gillow describes the adanudo as having “weft float motifs” and the kente as a “strip woven” cloth. I found the image of an adanudo (below top) on the Hamill Gallery website.