It is worn by almost every Ghanaian tribe. The name is derived from the word kenten, which means basket in Akan dialect Asante. Akans refer to kente as nwentoma, meaning woven cloth. Throughout the ages it has become widely acclaimed and accepted by the populace as well as those in the diaspora. Watch how weavers […]
Kente cloth is a legendary fabric worn by African kings down the centuries. The cloth is still made in the traditional way in Adanwomse in the Ashanti region of Ghana. Kente is worn not only for its eye- catching designs but also for its symbolic significance. There are over 300 patterns, each with its own name and […]
This is Black and White cotton hand woven fabric produced from a traditional hand made loom. The finished product “NWENTOMA” comes in various shapes and forms but all in two colors i.e., black and white.
The function of the five weaving houses of Adanwomase is yet another demonstration of how Kente cloth is connected to the Asante Monarchy.
Kente, known as nwentom in Akan, is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips made and native to the Akan…
Traditionally, Until the last chief Nana Fosu Antwi Ababio came to power in 1964, Adanwomase was a subject of the Odakro Agya stool. However, Nana Opoku Ware 2, the previous Ashanti King, raised Adanwomase’s chieftaincy level, allowing it self – governance and right to use a palanquin to carry the chief.
Since 2005 the Kente town administration has taken a new twist for the better. Through community-based tourism, the ATMT has been formed, which is a town tourism committee working with interested NGOs and the Ghana Tourist Board to bring the beautiful art of hand woven Kente to the outside world.
Kufuor’s successful administration in the country and internationally was what encouraged them to design the special Kente cloth in his honour as their forefathers had done for Kwame Nkrumah a similar ceremony.
The inhabitants of Adanwomase knew this as far back in 1937 and built its own community school by using thatched structure and ran it. However, its erratic nature came to an end in 1939 when Catholicism or the catholic (faith) church Before the year 1960 and after, many scholars had sprung up in Adanwomase.
Today you hear of Adanwomase and Bonwire as the Kente weaving towns of Asante, take a breath, it wasn’t like that in the past. The four original weaving enclaves were Adanwomase Asotwe, Bonwire and Mampong Beposo.