What is Kente? – Textiles in Ghana (1/16)

What is Kente? – Textiles in Ghana (1/16)


In the Ashanti region of Ghana, kente cloth is a great status symbol, marking your wealth and in the past,
your office – something to be worn
on important occasions and by important people. As the art historian in Ghana,
Professor Kojo Foso wrote: A typical kente fabric
is woven in narrow strips. Each strip contains a series of bands designed in intricate, multicoloured
geometrical patterns alternated by other bands
of simple linear designs in contrasting coordinated colours. for harmonious effect. Each pattern is named after an historical
event or a person or is connected with a proverb.

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