KENTE, KENTE, KENTE !!!

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.

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                  Kente covered shoes from House of Rubi!!

Kente Corset from House of Rubi. Click this image to find out more about this product.

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.

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House of Rubi Kente Romper! Contact Rubi Girl Tenneh at info@houseofrubi.com for a customized order!

While conceptualizing this blog, I was contacted by a client who wanted a custom-made House of Rubi Kente Corset for her wedding day!

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Sewing up a customized Kente Corset for a client.

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!!

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Image from “Rubi Girl Loves Kente” Me (Rubi Girl Tenneh) modeling the House of Rubi Kente Corset. Click this image to check out the blog!! 

The mass-produced Kente print we see on many fabrics today, comes from traditional Ghana, West Africa, Kente cloth.

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House of Rubi Bow tie made out of Kente Print. Click this  image  to learn more about this product. 

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                     Kente Print fabric worn as a head wrap.

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.

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Traditional woven Kente Cloth. Image taken from Article “3 Cool Things You Might Not Know About El Anatsui’s Metallic Kente Cloths”

Here are some of the Most Popular House of Rubi Items made out of  Kente Print!!

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The Rainbow Kente Corset!! Click this image to learn more about this product

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The House of Rubi Kente Corset. Click this image to find out more about this product. 

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The Angela Slouch Bag!! Click this image to find out more about this product.

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The Rudene Bag!! Click this image to find out more about this product

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The Rudene Bag!! Click this image to find out more about this image to product

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The Rudene Print Clutch. Click on this image to find out more about this product.

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Kente Bow Tie Set!! Click this image to learn more about this product!.

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The Kormasa Kente Dress!! Email Rubi Girl Tenneh at info@houseofrubi.com to order a customized dress.

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Enjoyed drawing this sketch for House of Rubi.

 If you would like to find out more about Kente, check out these very informative blogs and articles.

“Kente: Not Just Any Old Cloth” written by Jessica Achberger. 

“Kente Cloth” by Alistair Boddy-Evans

“Kente Cloth: An Ashanti Tradition” dating Centuries back by Dr. Y.

Thanks for reading  😀

To find out more about House of Rubi, email me (Rubi Girl Tenneh) at info@houseofrubi.com or just click CONTACT US. Also, visit the House of Rubi website at  www.houseofrubi.com 

Follow House of Rubi to find afro-chic and other cultural inspired fashions, learn about world design trends cultural traditions, and keep updated on the brand!!

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