Kente, one of the most universally recognized of all African fabrics is derived from the word Basket. Its design is similar to a woven basket design and it originates in the Akan lands of the Ashanti Kingdom of Ghana dated back to the 17th century.
History tells us, two friends in the town of Bonwire went hunting and came across a giant spider weaving her web, they were so amazed by what they saw and proceeded to imitate the insect by weaving a cloth made from white raffia and presented it to the King.
Kente became a Royal attire worn only in times of extreme importance. This fabric is worn by almost every Ghanaian tribe and represents a national cultural identity.
It has also become a fabric worn by many all over the world and in different patterns which it has evolved to.
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