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 Try a creative kente cloth print, or get a monogrammed set for you and your significant other. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "26 Cute Etsy Face Masks to Shop Right Now," 9 July 2020 Sellers are getting creative and producing masks spanning everything from kente cloth to minimalist linen designs and floral prints. Erin Parker, Glamour, "Here’s Exactly Where to Buy Face Masks Online," 8 July 2020 The Maroon people wear Pangi, which has similar patterns and colors to kente cloth. Devon Link, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Yes, Kente cloths were historically worn by empire involved in West African slave trade," 17 June 2020 Black graduates, for example, often accessorize their academic robes with kente cloth stoles in honor of their heritage. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, "Congress’s kente cloth spectacle was a mess of contradictions," 9 June 2020 Sellers are getting creative and producing masks spanning everything from kente cloth to minimalist linen designs and floral print. Erin Parker, Glamour, "Here’s Exactly Where to Buy Face Masks Right Now," 6 Apr. 2020 Dozens of vendors scattered the convention center floor, selling everything from rum cake to kente cloth backpacks. Brandon T. Harden, Philly.com, "Allen Iverson, Doug E. Fresh, Remy Ma thrill at 4th annuel Be Expo," 18 Mar. 2018 Some fans wore all black and berets as an ode to the iconic uniforms donned by members of the Black Panther Party, and others repurposed kente cloth and attached it to the back of denim and leather. Amira Rasool, Teen Vogue, ""Black Panther" Moviegoers Watched the Film Dressed in African-Inspired Fashions," 16 Feb. 2018 Caucus members also wore kente cloth at the address to protest Trump's negative comments about Haiti and African countries. Deborah Barfield Berry, USA TODAY, "Black lawmakers continue King's fight for jobs, justice and voting rights," 6 Feb. 2018

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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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7 Aug 2020

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“Kente cloth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kente%20cloth. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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