Journal — Kente cloth

Focus on... Kente Cloth

Posted by Jill Jodrey on

Kente Cloth is probably one of the most beautifully colorful of all African textiles. In fact, each color has a specific meaning and they are chosen with care and intent by those who weave the cloth. Kente Cloth is native to the Akan ethnic group and the Bonoman empire of South Ghana. It is made of interwoven cloths strips made of silk and cotton. Legend has it that two Akan friends from the town of Bonwire who went hunting, found a spider making its web. They continued to watch for two days, and were so taken with the web that they decided...

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