Colourful kente fabric from Ghana’s Ashanti region, entirely handwoven by African (Ghanaian) weavers.
excellent quality weave, rich and vibrant colours
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.
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.
If unsure how much fabric you will need, best to seek advice from your seamstress with your style in mind. Individual dimensions are:
66 x 38
66 x 41 inches
66 x 49 inches
The three together will give you nearly five-and-a-half yards (beware some wil advertise as 6 yards)
this ships from GHANA
66 x 38 inches, 66 x 41 inches, 66 x 49 inches