Kente Cloth Strips (Graduation Stoles) in Assorted Colors

Kente Cloth Strips (Graduation Stoles) in Assorted Colors

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Beautiful strips of handwoven kente cloth, each sold separately.

Sourced from the village of Bonwire in Ghana’s Ashanti Region! Kente in this form is typically worn around the neck during special occasions, such as graduation ceremonies and weddings. Add some color to your cap and gown or complement any outfit! These also make wonderful gifts.

We are currently working with weavers to build a digital kente cloth library! Here are the design names and meanings:

A: Gold/Black/White- “The Golden Stool” the royal and divine throne of the Ashanti people—represents unity among the people SOLD OUT

B: Blue/Green/White/Maroon “Wabo bra” meaning a life well-lived

C: Black/Gray: this is a solid black strip of kente with Adinkra symbols, which have been stamped using textile dye SOLD OUT

D: Multicolored “Akunnini ntoma” meaning prominent clothes. This is a shiny gold kente that is then embroidered. When making clothing (and several strips have been sewn together), this design is often referred to as “Obama kente”

E: Purple/Blue/Gold “Nsatea nyinaa nyee pe” meaning all hands are not equal

F: Gold/Cream “Apremoo” meaning we have to respect time SOLD OUT

G: Pink/Purple/Green “Wabo bra” meaning life well-lived

  • Width: approximately 5.5 inches

  • Length: approximately 15 inches

  • Cotton, rayon, or radiant threads

  • Care instructions: dry clean only; iron medium

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