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This Open University YouTube video playlist discusses the making, history and selling of Kente and Adinkra in the Kumasi market in Africa.
Video 1: What is Kente?
Video 2: What is the history of Kente?
Kente designs are elements woven in a Kente cloth. Some designs are can be found in Kente patterns (example: Nyemfre, Nkyinkyim and Akuma designs are in Aburoo Ahaban pattern), and some designs are named as patterns (example: Agyene-gyene-nsu, Akyempem kwatia, Daakwansire and Nankatre).
Kente is connected with the Ewe and Ashanti people of Ghana and arose first in West Africa during the 17th century. Although most mainstream texts attribute Kente to the Ashanti, an alternate and credible view is that Kente originated with the Ewe people of Ghana who then passed it on to the Ashanti.
Kente (“KEN-tay”) is considered to be the most famous of all African textiles, and one of the World’s most complicated weavings. A genuine kente cloth is made by the Ewe and Ashanti weavers in Ghana, a country in Africa. This cloth is special as it is worn as a piece of clothing and each pattern design has a name and a special meaning. The origins of kente cloth is sometimes said to date back to the 12th century but the exact date is unknown. In the past, royalty and important figures of society wore this cloth for very special occasions. Today, kente cloth is worn by people of all social status.
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Ghanaians are known for their artistic talent and innovation. Borrowing from the spirit of kente cloth, African Kente Folding Hand Fans are meticulously crafted from kente inspired print and real genuine leather. These fans are a great showcase of African Art and at the same time a stylish way to cool yourself off.
They make a great accessory to your outfit in church or at a picnic. They can be purchased on our Amazon page. Continue reading Kente Folding Hand Fan