Weaving of Kente in Ghana

Business News of Friday, 7 December 2018

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

2018-12-07

play videoAn artisan weaving the Kente cloth

Kente, known as nwentom in Akan, is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips and is native to the Akan ethnic group of West Ghana. Kente is made in Akan lands such as Ashanti Kingdom, (Bonwire, Adanwomase, Sakora Wonoo, Ntonso in the Kwabre areas of the Ashanti Region)

It is worn by almost every Ghanaian tribe.

The name is derived from the word kenten, which means basket in Akan dialect Asante. Akans refer to kente as nwentoma, meaning woven cloth.

Throughout the ages it has become widely acclaimed and accepted by the populace as well as those in the diaspora.

Watch how weavers switch up styles, techniques and yarns to create intricate designs bursting with colour.

In just a day, you can walk away with your own handwoven piece to give you that African flair.

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