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Kente cloth

Kente cloth has its origins in the Ashanti kingdom, and was adopted by people in Ivory Coast and many other West African countries.

The icon of African cultural heritage around the world, Akan kente is identified by its dazzling, intricate patterns of bright colours, geometric shapes, and bold designs.

Kente is used for its symbolic significance in African celebrations such as child naming, rites of passage for young adults, graduations ceremonies, weddings and funerals.

The Kente Cloth has achieved a tremendous international recognitioon and has become one of the tangible manifestations of an ever-growing sense of Pan Africanism.

It is more widely recognized as one of the shinning strands which make up the colourful cultural fabric of our global village.

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