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1. A brightly patterned, handwoven ceremonial cloth of the Ashanti.
2. A durable machine-woven fabric similar to this fabric, prominently featured in Afrocentric fashion.

[Twi, cloth.]
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1. (Textiles) Also called: kente cloth a brightly coloured handwoven cloth of Ghana, usually with some gold thread
2. (Clothing & Fashion) the toga made of this cloth
[from a Ghanaian language, possibly Akan]
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(ˈkɛn teɪ)
a colorful fabric of Ghanaian origin: often worn as a symbol of African-American pride.
[1955–60; < Ashanti]
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Tourism to Pingtung, and the scenic coastal town of Kenting has been slow recently, with a recent spate of negative news tarnishing the image of a formerly bustling vacation spot.
He also pledged that he would henceforth begin promoting the tourism to Kenting and southern Taiwan as a wonderful destination for Mexican travelers, so that they could enjoy the beauty of the region.
He made his first trip to Kenting this week staying at the local Howard Resort Hotel, reports Liberty Times.
He likewise said that the negative things he has heard about Kenting have been greatly exaggerated, and he thoroughly enjoyed his evening stroll through the friendly beachside town.
Torres is in Kenting to participate in a special Mexican cultural celebration that will introduce Mexican food, dance and culture to the people of Southern Taiwan.
A planned move of the venue for this year's 'Spring Scream' music and art festival, which is part of the annual Kenting Music Festival, has sent a chill through the tourism industry in Kenting, a popular beach town near the southernmost tip of Taiwan that has been experiencing a serious tourism slump in recent years.
According to a brief announcement on Spring Scream's official website, the musical event will move from Kenting to Kentington Resort in Manzhou Township, Pingtung County, and the festival is scheduled to take place over the three days from April 5 to April 7.
Since the Spring Scream music and art festival took place for the first time in Kenting in April 1995, the annual event has always been held at venues near a beach in the Kenting area along Provincial Highway No.
As the Hengchun peninsula has been seeing the biggest decline in tourism in 10 years, it was estimated that about 50,000 fewer people attended last year's Kenting Music Festival compared to the previous year.
They called themselves Kentings and believed that they were the real men of Kent.