Kente was only worn to special events or by royalty in past times. It is both time and fiscally expensive to produce Kente cloth and is still considered prestigious to wear today. Men and women wear the cloth differently. Men wear the cloth covered around their body, but leave their right should or arm unexposed. Women wrap the cloth around their body as well but wear a shirt over it. Many bright colors of cloth are sewn together to make patterns representing their culture’s morals, philosophy, history, etc. Each particular design and color represents a meaning.
Medieval Ghana (4th – 13th Century): The Republic of Ghana is named after the medieval Ghana Empire of
Kente, known as nwentom in Akan, is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth
Originally, the use of kente was reserved for Asante royalty and limited to special social and sacred functions.
Originally, kente cloth was black and white, but dyes were developed from different plants and a range of
The first country that comes to mind at the mention of Kente Cloth is Ghana, the West African country best
A traditional Asante Kente Cloth weaving town of about 5000 residents in the Northeast part of the Kwabre
Warping is the process whereby many long yarns are put together to form the yarn that run lengthwise
Strip weaving has exited in West Africa since the 11 th century. In 1697, the Asantehene, the King