KENTE!! KENTE!! KENTE!!
Kente Cloth has a rich, centuries old history. This cloth comes in a wide variety of design, patterns, and each color has a special meaning. The Kente cloth is many times used for ceremonial and symbolic purposes. Yellow symbolizes royalty and wealth. White represents innocence and purity. Black is associated with obscurity and darkness. Green embodies life, harmony and growth. Blue symbolizes patience and wisdom. Brown is mother earth. Pink and purple are associated the female essence. Grey is for healing. Silver is for purity and joy. Red is associated with blood.
Bohemians, cultural enthusiastic, world fashion gurus, and top designers are all enamored with the Kente print. In fact, the top-selling items for my Afro-chic cosmopolitan fashion brand House of Rubi are all items made and/or styled with the Kente fabric print.
While conceptualizing this blog, I was contacted by a client who wanted a custom-made House of Rubi Kente Corset for her wedding day!
Several years back, I wrote a blog called “Rubi Girl Loves Kente”. That was one of the most popular blog post for House of Rubi!!
The mass-produced Kente print we see on many fabrics today, comes from traditional Ghana, West Africa, Kente cloth.
Kente cloth is associated with the Ashanti Kingdom. It is called “nwentom” and is made out of interwoven cotton or silk fabric creating a basket weave effect. This fabric is popular throughout many West African Countries. As a child growing up in Liberia, West Africa, I loved watching my mother adorn herself in clothing made out of Kente cloth for special events.
Here are some of the Most Popular House of Rubi Items made out of Kente Print!!
If you would like to find out more about Kente, check out these very informative blogs and articles.
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