Kente, a beautiful, colorful handwoven cloth from the West African country of Ghana.  It is a rich display of a cultural heritage of the Asante and Ewe people.  The cloths are inundated with motifs and colours that are symbolic representations of traditional customs and beliefs.  The word “kente” is believed to originally stand for the Fante word “kenten” which means basket.

The cloth was originally worn by royals and wealthy people at important ceremonial occasions.  Kente has moved from the Ghana and spread throughout the world.  It manifests in various facets of fashion.  The African American community uses kente to associate with their African roots.

The Story Of Kente

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