Being Ghanian I already knew this so I'm glad this picture is floating around here for everybody else to get the chance to know this as well

Being Ghanian I already knew this so I'm glad this picture is floating around here for everybody else to get the chance to know this as well

Kente cloth was develoed by the Akan people of West Africa.  Many of Akan live in Ghana and Ivory Coast today. Traditionally the cloths were for sacred and royal occassions. They feature bold designs and bright colors, each of which bears meaning. For example, black signifies maturity and strong spiritual energy.

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Kente cloth was develoed by the Akan people of West Africa. Many of Akan live in Ghana and Ivory Coast today. Traditionally the cloths were for sacred and royal occassions. They feature bold designs and bright colors, each of which bears meaning. For example, black signifies maturity and strong spiritual energy.

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Africa | Asante regional Chief Kwaku Addai's ornate bracelet and gold finger-ring. Kumasi, Ghana. ca. 1970 | ©Eliot Elisofon

Africa | Asante regional Chief Kwaku Addai's ornate bracelet and gold finger-ring. Kumasi, Ghana. ca. 1970 | ©Eliot Elisofon

In Kumasi, Nustyle wax print method which is popular in Ghana these days, incorporating adinkra symbols for patterns. This will be great for curtains in the bedrooms.

In Kumasi, Nustyle wax print method which is popular in Ghana these days, incorporating adinkra symbols for patterns. This will be great for curtains in the bedrooms.

Africa | Four narrow woven 'Kente' strips from Ghana; patterns are formed by alternating warp-faced plain weave with weft-faced plain weave on grouped warps, two-color complementary wefts, and supplementary weft patterning (brocading) | Silk, rayon or cotton | Acquired as a gift in 1969

Africa | Four narrow woven 'Kente' strips from Ghana; patterns are formed by alternating warp-faced plain weave with weft-faced plain weave on grouped warps, two-color complementary wefts, and supplementary weft patterning (brocading) | Silk, rayon or cotton | Acquired as a gift in 1969

Africa | On Monday, fourth day of the Dipo festival, the girls are dressed up in the best clothes and bead necklaces belonging to her family. Ghana | © Bruno Zanzottera.

Africa | On Monday, fourth day of the Dipo festival, the girls are dressed up in the best clothes and bead necklaces belonging to her family. Ghana | © Bruno Zanzottera.

Africa | Girls dressed in Kente cloth and wearing Krobo beads.  Ghana | ©Michael Kwame Dakwa/Kwame Pocho

Africa | Girls dressed in Kente cloth and wearing Krobo beads. Ghana | ©Michael Kwame Dakwa/Kwame Pocho

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