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31 May 13 at 4 pm

the way to tell if you’re looking at real #KenteCloth versus the stuff you see most people wearing (which is merely a printed pattern) is, if you notice here: there are fabrics which are stitched together. when different groups of people in #Africa (Ghana, mostly) would meet, to signify their union, one leader would trade a section of their patterned cloth, which represented their group (or “tribe” as many people today refer to them) with another leader’s patterned cloth. after so long, there would be many different patterns that represented many different African groups, which is what we refer to today as #Kente Cloth. as you see, these patterned fabrics are stitched together (not just a printed pattern on cotton). this authentic Kente Cloth. (at 18th & Vine District)

tags: africa  kente  kentecloth 
the way to tell if you’re looking at real #KenteCloth versus the stuff you see most people wearing (which is merely a printed pattern) is, if you notice here: there are fabrics which are stitched together. when different groups of people in #Africa (Ghana, mostly) would meet, to signify their union, one leader would trade a section of their patterned cloth, which represented their group (or “tribe” as many people today refer to them) with another leader’s patterned cloth. after so long, there would be many different patterns that represented many different African groups, which is what we refer to today as #Kente Cloth. as you see, these patterned fabrics are stitched together (not just a printed pattern on cotton). this authentic Kente Cloth. (at 18th & Vine District)
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