SHOP HAND-WOVEN CLOTH
Shop authentic, handwoven cloth from Ghana’s Ashanti and Northern Regions.
Authentic, handwoven kente cloth from
Ghana’s Ashanti Region
A SACRED AND VERSATILE FABRIC
Kente strips (or “stoles”) are woven with rayon, radiant, silk, or cotton threads. Several strips are then sewn together to create a large piece of cloth.
It can take up to four weeks or more to weave kente cloth.
SUPPORT KENTE WEAVERS
Kente cloth is often confused with factory-made kente prints, which are often mass-produced outside of Africa.
Join us in preserving the weaving industry.
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A tightly woven fabric from Ghana’s Northern Region
ALSO KNOWN AS “FUGU” OR “SMOCK” FABRIC
Batakari is another indigenous Ghanaian fabric that features a unique blend of stripes and solids. It is woven on a wider loom than kente.
It is handwoven mostly by women in Northern Ghana, an area that has been economically disadvantaged as compared to the rest of the country. When you purchase Batakari, you help provide jobs in local communities.
QUALITY, VERSATILE CLOTH
The fabric is commonly used to make for traditional smocks, as Ghana’s Northern Region experiences harsher weather conditions. The cloth is also used for wedding attire, everyday fashion, & accessories.