SHOP KENTE

Shop authentic, handwoven kente cloth from Ghana’s Ashanti Region.

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.

 
 

DIGITAL KENTE LIBRARY COMING SOON!

 
“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