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Kente Styles

Top 7 Style ideas for Ghana\’s famous material, Kente

Dated back in the 17th century, during the rise of the Ashanti Empire, Kente became popular among Akan royalty, and by the early 19th century master weavers and Kente houses could be seen throughout the Ashanti capital of Kumasi, Ghana.

The Kente material is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips worn by many other groups who have been influenced by Akans.

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Kente comes from the word kenten, which means basket in Akan dialect Asante. Akans refer to kente as nwentoma, meaning woven cloth.

In modern day African fashion many are adopting the use local fabrics such as the Kente to come up with innovative styles for that special occasion.

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Below are the top seven style ideas female folks can tap from for that forthcoming event, be it a traditional wedding, burials or any event that you want to stand out from the crowd.

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