Authentic Kente fabric from Ghana, entirely handwoven by African (Ghanaian) weavers. Cotton. Bright blue and multi-colours, very nice indeed
a highly valued occasion wear fabric, beautifully gorgeous, fantastic quality. Women in Ghana make them into stylish outfits for festive occasions such as traditional weddings (some use it for their church weddings too), and many other important social gatherings.
“Kente” in the local language means woven cloth, and this design is an old and traditional one.
Best known of all Ghanaian and perhaps all African textiles
First developed in the 12th century, Kente is handwoven and native to the country of Ghana, in West Africa
It is the cloth is of the Asante (or Ashanti) tribe who consider it royal , even sacred, worn only in times of great importance.
Kente was the cloth of kings. Although its use became more widespread over the years it is still highly regarded and valued by all in Ghana and beyond.
This is a genuine hand-woven cloth, not the cheaper cotton machine-prints. Support Ghanaian local artisans by buying authentic kente cloth.
It can be made into items of clothing especially for occasions such as traditional weddings or engagement or other festive event.
Other possible uses: some use them as throws, or collector’s item, or wall hanging.
Approximate dimensions of the 3 pieces are as follows:
1. 61 x 43 inches
2. 61 x 38 inches
3. 61 x 33 inches
Together, they give you just about 5 yards (some vendors will advertise it as 6 yards) and are enough for the stylish traditional outfits of women in Ghana. If unsure how much fabric you will need, best to seek advice from your seamstress.
Kindly note this fabric ships from Ghana