KENTE CLOTH: GHANA`S ASHANTI CULTURAL HERITAGE

KENTE CLOTH: GHANA`S ASHANTI CULTURAL HERITAGE

KENTE CLOTH: GHANA`S ASHANTI CULTURAL HERITAGE

Kente is a ceremonial cloth hand-woven on a horizontal treadle loom, kente comes in strips measuring about 4 inches wide and sown together into larger pieces of cloth. It comes in variety of colours and different designs. The word "Kente" comes from the word "kenten", which means basket.

Three beautiful girls in their awesome Kente cloth

Kente Royal Cloth are very important for its rich colours and meaningful designs. Infact the premisence of the Asante Monarchy is interfered with the Kente cloth. The Kente weaver gives each piece of cloth philosophical, historical and divine name.

Kente is more than a clothing item, it is a visual representation of history philosophy, ethics, oral literature religious beliefs and political thought.

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