“RUBI GIRL LOVES KENTE”
I love Kente patterns. The Kente concept is so popular that you can find Kente inspired print in almost any fabric store. I say print because now and days Kente patterns printed onto a basic fabric is cheaper than an actual woven Kente cloth.
The Kente Cloth is an iconic symbol of African Heritage. For years, I knew Kente cloth was from Ghana. However, I did not know what tribe it was associated with and the meaning behind it. All I knew was it looked good!
Kente Cloth is a woven fabric from the Akan people of Ghana and is known as the “cloth of kings”. Men usually weave it. Its multicolored patterns are arranged in a dazzling basket weave format. In fact, the word “Kent” according to (Professor Wikipedia ☺) comes from the word kenten, which means “basket.” Also, each color has a symbolic meaning.
I have designed several outfits for House of Rubi with the Kente Print.
Here I am, Miss Rubi Girl Tenneh modeling my favorite item from House of Rubi the Kente Corset! It’s so easy to style. I can wear it with a high waisted skirt, wear with a blazer and denim pants, or shorts.
Kente inspires me to wear bold makeup and funky accessories. I’m wearing a long beaded necklace and a mixed selection of bangles on my wrists.
The skirt features a large belt at the sides which ties into a full bow at back
Here is the House of Rubi Kente top paired with its matching high waisted skirt
I really love this outfit! The high waisted skirt can be paired with many items in my wardrobe!
I paired the corset and high waisted skirt with a simple black clutch and leopard print pumps for an extra edge
Here is super the gorgeous Rubi Girl, Francilia wearing the Kente Dress!
The Kente Dress features a black bodice and a pleated Kente print bottom. There is a belt attached at the sides which ties into a lovely bow at the back.
Francilia adds her own style by pairing the Kente dress with bold earrings and assorted bracelets complemented with a strand of pearls on her wrists.
She later pairs the dress with her favorite denim jacket.
The bold accessories highlighted with pearls give her an overall edgy and funky look!
Here is a great video that introduces Kente weaving
KENTE COLORS MEANING
GREEN-Harvest & Vegetation
BLUE- Love & Peace
PURPLE-Feminine & Healing
MAROON- Earthy & Healing
YELLOW-Fertility, Royal, Wealth
SILVER- Serenity, Femininity
GREY- Cleansing & Healing
Check out this website for more info on Kente colors http://kente.midwesttradegroup.com/history.html#anchor983860
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