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Hand Woven Kente Cloth

Authentic Kente Cloth is hand woven and can easily be identified by its thick texture, though it is often confused with the mass produced cotton kente print fabric which does not carry the same value and prestige.  The best place to get authentic hand woven kente cloth is from Ghanaian kente weavers.    Originally, the use of kente was reserved for Asante royalty and limited to special social and sacred functions. Even as production has increased and kente has become more accessible to those outside the royal court, it continues to be associated with wealth, high social status, and cultural sophistication. Kente cloth is completely a product of handicraft. No machine is involved. As such, it is labor intensive. A lot of special skill is essential...

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