“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
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
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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