The Orange Red Kente Corset

Learning the cultural, spiritual, and societal meanings of colors, symbols and silhouettes of various fashions is fascinating! In the previous blog, I wrote about the “Rainbow Kente Corset”. It’s predominant color is a blend between maroon and magenta. It’s colors and symbols exude a harmonious feminine energy. The “Orange Red Kente” corset is another House of Rubi fan favorite item! I wrote about the different meanings of Kente in the blog “Kente Kente Kente”. Journey onward with me as I delve deeper into discovering the meanings and symbols on the House of Rubi “Orange, Red Kente Corset!”

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Model KILLINIT in the House of “Rubi Orange Red Kente Corset!!” Click this image to order or find out more about the corset!

As stated in the previous blog “Kente Kente Kente”, Kente cloth originated in West Africa and is identified with the Akan people and the Asante Kingdom. Today, the most recognizable Kente cloth have predominantly yellow and orange colors. The predominate colors in this corset are yellow and a reddish orange. It has green, maroon, red and white stripes. Geometrical squarish symbols form a X pattern in a solid black square. The squares also form a jagged pattern that looks like the side view of a staircase. According to the article “The meaning of shapes in design” curves in shapes tend to be viewed as feminine in nature; straight lined shapes are more masculine. http://www.whiteriverdesign.com/blog/2014/10/meaning-shapes-design/

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Me, (Rubi Girl Tenneh)  modeling the House of Rubi Kente Corset! Click this image to order or to find out more about the corset!

According to the website “Empower Yourself With Color Psychology” at http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-orange.html  the color orange represents happiness and warmth. Orange strengthens emotional stability through difficult times and offers relief from despair and grief.

Kente Fabric Color Meanings 

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The House of Rubi Orange Red Kente Corset!! Click this image to order or to find out more about the corset!

Yellow – royalty, richness, prosperity, wealth beauty

Red– blood, sacrificial rites

Maroon -represents mother earth and healing.

Green – earth’s vegetation, harvest and spiritual growth

Black – Spiritual energy, maturity

White – Purity and cleansing

SYMBOLS 

These Kente cloth weave patterns bare similarities to the symbols on the House of Rubi “Orange Red Kente Corset!” Similar to the “Rainbow Kente Corset”, the “Orange Red Kente Corset” is made out of a commercialized Kente print. Generally these prints are stylized to look like original, traditional woven Kente fabrics. As stated in the previous blog, traditional Kente fabrics feature designs that are woven into the fabric. Today’s commercialized Kente design are stylized and printed onto the surface of a cotton and/or cotton blend fabric.

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According to the website KenteCloth.net, this symbol is called APREMO – CANON  and it represents superior military strategy and resistance against foreign domination. Image taken from KenteCloth.net Click this image to learn more about Apremo-Canon. http://www.kentecloth.net/kente-cloth-designs-and-meanings/

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According to the website KenteCloth.net, this striped symbol is called BABADUA and it represents resilience, strength, and toughness. Image taken from KenteCloth.net , Click this image to learn more about Babadua.  http://www.kentecloth.net/kente-cloth-designs-and-meanings/

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Rubi Girl Yvonne wears the “Red Orange Kente Corset!!” Click this image to order or to find out more about the corset!

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The House of Rubi “Orange Red Kente Corset!!” Click this image to order or to find out more about the corset!

Conclusively, the “Orange Red Kente Corset” exudes calculative intelligence and masculine energy. It’s colors symbolizes wealth, prosperity and maturity!

Check out these articles to find out more about color phsychology, Kente colors, and symbol meanings!

http://afrolegends.com/2013/08/15/kente-cloth-an-ashanti-tradition-dating-centuries-back/

http://www.kentecloth.net/kente-cloth-designs-and-meanings/

http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-magenta.html

http://kwekudee-tripdownmemorylane.blogspot.com/2012/12/kente-cloth-ghanas-ashanti-cultural.html

Thanks for reading  😀

To find out more about House of Rubi, and/or get a customized garment made, 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 

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