Definition of kente in English:
1A brightly colored, banded material made in Ghana.
- The men wear hand woven kente cloths draped over the left shoulder, with a ready-made short sleeved shirt underneath.
- Artists and objects travel between worlds, travel whose earliest documentation may be found in the affinities between African American quilting traditions and west African strip-woven cloth such as kente.
- For the Asante, the people most closely associated with kente, the cloth shifts from being a marker of class and regional origins to serving as ritual costume, nationalist statement, and marketing device.
mid 20th century: from Twi, 'cloth'.
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