When the Kente cloth became popular a few years back, many people couldn’t help but join the Kente train. Now, we’ve got lots of people sharing photos of their kente styles on Instagram and Pinterest. This post will show you the latest kente styles 2017 has in store for you.
Many of them never knew that the Kente originated from the Ashanti Tribe of Ghana over 3 centuries ago. Yes, over 300 years ago. The Kente is to Ghana what the Agbada has become to Nigerians.
Just before you get bored, here are a few kente styles 2017 I’m sure you’ll love.
You can continue reading the brief material about the history and origin of the Kente below. I’ve also added a video that shows you how the Kente is made…
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Back to our discussion on the Origin of Kente and its designs…
Over time, the Kente piece of clothing has left the shores of its native country Ghana and has been exported to several parts of the world. The word Kente means basket. There’s a myth behind the kente, but just so you don’t get bored, I won’t share the myth with you.
The colors on the Kente cloth represent various values and concepts and signifies something. These colors add beauty and a touch of finesse to the kente cloth, making sure that kente styles will never go out of fashion. This video below shows the brief history of the Kente and makes mention of some of the colors and what they represent.
According to a post on BuzzGhana, there are over 300 different patterns of the kente cloth. This shows the diversity that can be found with African wears. Each pattern has its own meaning. Moreover, each shape signifies something.
Ever wondered how those awesome kente designs are made? Watch this second video below… You can thank me later.
So are you getting a Kente for yourself or not? Share your opinion using the comment box below.