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Description

Kente cloth fashioned from three long woven bands sewn together to form a quilt-like pattern of brightly coloured rectangles. Patterns include horizontal and vertical stripes, as well as various geometric designs such as zigzags and diamonds. Textile is woven using different types of thread and weaving techniques. Vertical edges are frayed, and side edges are uneven.

History Of Use

Kente is known for its colourful hand-woven patterns and is worn to celebrate special events. In Ghana, kente is customarily worn by the Ashanti king as a ceremonial cloth and is an important cultural symbol in Ghanaian celebrations.

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