kente cloth

noun
ken·​te cloth | \ ˈken-ˌtā- How to pronounce kente cloth (audio) \

Definition of kente cloth

: colorfully patterned cloth traditionally woven by hand in Ghana

called also kente

Examples of kente cloth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For her clients, that means organizing visits to Ghanaian villages that specialize in weaving kente cloth and carving wooden stools reminiscent of the Golden Stool once meant for royalty in the Ashanti Kingdom. Jessica Poitevien, Condé Nast Traveler, 17 Mar. 2021 Sellers are getting creative and producing masks spanning everything from kente cloth to minimalist linen designs and floral prints. Erin Parker, Glamour, 27 Jan. 2021 Hundreds of black students gathered with friends and family near the law school, clad in dark robes and colorful stoles made of traditional African kente cloth. BostonGlobe.com, 13 Dec. 2017 Early in his practice, West African kente cloth and medieval European Unicorn tapestries were important points of reference. Marley Marius, Vogue, 13 Oct. 2020 And actor Fredric Michaels wears a kente cloth mask that reflects his African heritage. Mark Lennihan, Star Tribune, 7 Oct. 2020 Last month, a different Facebook user posted a doctored photo of Gilchrest in traditional kente cloth to criticize her support for a bill setting new accountability standards for police. Daniela Altimari, courant.com, 9 Sep. 2020 Here are a few colors commonly found in kente cloth, and their meanings, per Sankofa Edition and Adinkra Brand. Gabrielle Davenport, House Beautiful, 21 Aug. 2020 In 1960, upon the occasion of Ghana’s independence, the nation’s first president Kwame Nkrumah commissioned a kente cloth to be displayed at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Gabrielle Davenport, House Beautiful, 21 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of kente cloth

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kente cloth

Twi kenté

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“Kente cloth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kente%20cloth. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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