Kente Cloth

Ashanti Men, Ghana

African Heritage House

African Heritage House
Nairobi, Kenya

This cloth is woven by men on a combination of narrow hand-and-foot looms. It is traditionally woven for Ashanti royalty who wear it for ceremonial occasions e.g. 'stooling' or kingship.


  • Title: Kente Cloth
  • Creator: Ashanti Men, Ghana
  • Manufacturer: Ashanti, Ghana
  • Location Created: Ghana
  • Type: Ceremonial robe
  • Photographer: Alan Donovan
  • Original Source: African Heritage House
  • Rights: African Heritage House
  • Medium: Originally silk, nowadays of cotton or rayon

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