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Kente cloth was develoed by the Akan people of West Africa.  Many of Akan live in Ghana and Ivory Coast today. Traditionally the cloths were for sacred and royal occassions. They feature bold designs and bright colors, each of which bears meaning. For example, black signifies maturity and strong spiritual energy.

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Kente cloth was develoed by the Akan people of West Africa. Many of Akan live in Ghana and Ivory Coast today. Traditionally the cloths were for sacred and royal occassions. They feature bold designs and bright colors, each of which bears meaning. For example, black signifies maturity and strong spiritual energy.

Being Ghanian I already knew this so I'm glad this picture is floating around here for everybody else to get the chance to know this as well

Being Ghanian I already knew this so I'm glad this picture is floating around here for everybody else to get the chance to know this as well

Africa | Four narrow woven 'Kente' strips from Ghana; patterns are formed by alternating warp-faced plain weave with weft-faced plain weave on grouped warps, two-color complementary wefts, and supplementary weft patterning (brocading) | Silk, rayon or cotton | Acquired as a gift in 1969

Africa | Four narrow woven 'Kente' strips from Ghana; patterns are formed by alternating warp-faced plain weave with weft-faced plain weave on grouped warps, two-color complementary wefts, and supplementary weft patterning (brocading) | Silk, rayon or cotton | Acquired as a gift in 1969

Check out this item in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/277202254/kente-fabric-necklace-african-print

African Kente Fabric Necklace - Kente Rope Necklace - Kente Cloth Jewelry - African Bib Necklace Statement - African Print Corded Necklace

Check out this item in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/277202254/kente-fabric-necklace-african-print

Elementary Kente cloth inspired patterns assignment. What I liked about this was 'The Story of my Kente Cloth.' Could be an interesting Imagine assignment to create a kente cloth pattern and then share the meaning.

Elementary Kente cloth inspired patterns assignment. What I liked about this was 'The Story of my Kente Cloth.' Could be an interesting Imagine assignment to create a kente cloth pattern and then share the meaning.

Ewe Kente Cloth (#ekc-4) Ewe people, Ghana, mid-20th cent. 20-strip cotton kente cloth (partial view shown) (102"l. x 70"w.)

Ewe Kente Cloth (#ekc-4) Ewe people, Ghana, mid-20th cent. 20-strip cotton kente cloth (partial view shown) (102"l. x 70"w.)

The Ika Slouch

The Ika Slouch

The Ika Slouch by The Afropolitan Shop This beautiful Kente Slouch bag has braided handles. It is also lined with cotton canvas.

Celebrate Black History Month by having your child make her own version of a kente cloth after learning what the different colors on a kente cloth symbolize.

Make Your Own Kente Cloth

Celebrate Black History Month by having your child make her own version of a kente cloth after learning what the different colors on a kente cloth symbolize.

Dashiki Romper ~ African fashion, Ankara, kitenge, Kente, African prints, Braids, Asoebi, Gele, Nigerian wedding, Ghanaian fashion, African wedding ~DKK

Dashiki Romper ~ African fashion, Ankara, kitenge, Kente, African prints, Braids, Asoebi, Gele, Nigerian wedding, Ghanaian fashion, African wedding ~DKK

Faux Patchwork kente fabric per yard/  patchwork Kente print/ fuchsia Kente Cloth/ Prom dress fabric/ African Fabric / KF313B

Faux Patchwork kente fabric per yard/ patchwork Kente print/ fuchsia Kente Cloth/ Prom dress fabric/ African Fabric / KF313B

Detail from a Kente cloth from the Ewe people of Ghana, 19th century, Silk and Cotton, British Museum, London

Detail from a Kente cloth from the Ewe people of Ghana, 19th century, Silk and Cotton, British Museum, London