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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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It is also to create a ready market with purely designed Kwabre Kente in protecting the value and trade mark from the area.
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The Kente, one of the world's most complicated weaves, is woven only by Ashanti men on looms for both hands and feet.
"We are preparing for the FIFA World Cup 2022." Besides the typical Ghanaian traditional dances, there was a display of Ghanaian items such as kente, beads, drums, among others.
In one snap, she was photographed with designer Madam Wokie wearing a stunning multicolor dress made from the traditional Kente fabric that featured a mix of purple-red and gold, and&nbsp;a gold belt.
"I opened my suitcases and pulled out the indigo-dyed Adire cloth from Nigeria, the ornately embroidered Shema cloth from Ethiopia, the mud cloth from Mali, the sumptuous hand-woven Kente cloth from Ghana and the luscious raw silk from Madagascar," he recalls.
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class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddlespan xml:lang="EN-GBIt was interesting to note the Ghanian Kente gown is worn the same way as the Maasai traditional attire, with the body-length gown being held by a knot on one shoulder.
The eight governorship aspirants include Garba Umar, Boiboi Kaigama, Aliu Umar, Sani Yahaya, Kabiru Dodo, Ezekiel Afukunyo, Ibrahim Tumba and David Sabo Kente, the due accused Sen.
She explained that her jewellery was versatile and not restricted to anything, explaining that she used glass beads, metallic beads, pins, wooden beads, Kente, Ankara and German prints.