Kente Cloth is pronounces Ken Tay is one of the most famous African textile designs. Kente is a colorful Ghanaian traditional fabric that is worn mostly on important occasions and celebrations.
Kente cloth is interwoven with Africa and the African diaspora, and the entire world.
African kente cloth clothing has reached celebrity status.
The Ashanti people of Ghana and the Ewe people of Ghana and Togo make the African cloth kente.
African Kente Cloth LegendAccording to legend, Kurugu and Ameyaw, two brothers from the village, went hunting one afternoon and came across a spider spinning a web. They were amazed by the beauty of the web and thought that they could create something like it. Upon returning home, they made the first cloth out of black and white fibers from a raffia tree. A second legend of the origins of kente cloth told by Bonwire villagers is the story of a man named Ota Karaban and friend, Kwaku from Bonwire had their weaving lessons from a spider that was weaving its web. They tried to do the same by weaving a beautiful raffia fabric.