Kente Clothes

Kente Cloth is generally sewn into clothing. It can be worn as a hat, scarf, tie, stole or anything else that can be made from fabric. This is a modern invention and is popular both in Ghana and many other countries. Traditionally Kente Clothes were reserved for royalty, however due to imitation prints, it is very easy to find all kinds of clothing items made from kente.

Clothes made of Kente Cloth are very expensive thus it is a sign of prestige to own authentic Kente. Kente clothing is traditionally wrapped around the body. Below is a picture of Kente Clothing as traditionally worn. In the picture people, a chief is shown wearing his Kente garment in the the traditional manner.

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Chief in traditional kente Garb

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