SHOP HAND-WOVEN CLOTH

Shop authentic, handwoven cloth from Ghana’s Ashanti and Northern Regions.

KENTE CLOTH

Authentic, handwoven kente cloth from
Ghana’s Ashanti Region

 
 
 
 
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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.

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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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COLORS AND PATTERNS WITH UNIQUE,
CULTURAL MEANINGS

 
 
“Red is the blood shed when our forefathers fought for our nation. Green means our land which is rich in forestation, that’s why we have plantain, yam, cocoyam, etc. Black is our body meaning black is beauty. Yellow means our land is rich of minerals, such as gold, diamond, manganese, etc. Blue means the sky should be the limit of every endeavor. White means victory, and purple and pink mean love.”
— Eric Kwarteng, Historian and Master Weaver | Bonwire, Ashanti Region, Ghana
 
 

DIGITAL KENTE LIBRARY COMING SOON!

 
 

BATAKARI

A tightly woven fabric from Ghana’s Northern Region

 
 
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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.

 
 
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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.

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