THE BEST AND STYLISH KENTE STYLES

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THE ABSOLUTE BEST AND STYLISH KENTE STYLES

These are the best and stylish kente styles. They are absolutely show stoppers. Kente, these days can not be ruled out of African fashion trends.

Kente is woven on ancient hand looms. They operate the loom with their hands and feet. The needle, which tread the wrap are placed between the toes.

A shuttle passing from the left hand to the right hand in deft movement inserts the weft. Simultaneous with the action comes the Kente loom music, a well known noisy Kro-hin-kro … Kro-hin-kro.

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This rhythm made by the reverberating shuttle as they entwine the coloured yarns smoothly over one another to produce the dazzling double – weave strips of cloth, eight feet long by four inches wide. The strips are sewn together to make the required sizes. Source: Bonwire kente

Image source; @kaakyire_kente
The Ashanti King in a beautiful kente regalia.

FEATURES OF KENTE

Kente is becoming more and more popular these days especially in the western world. The word kente originates from the Akan word “kenten” which when translated into English, it means a woven basket.

Kente is a very popular cloth in the western part of Africa especially in Ghana where it originally comes from. Kente is mostly worn on special occasions to symbolise the rich culture. It would suprise you to know that kente is woven with the intensions and emotions of the weaver.

Thus, every kente has a name. At times kente can be named after popular people who have done great deeds. For instance the former president of America, Barack Obama, has a kente named after him. His kente name sake is Obama kente.

The kente designs also comes about as a result of past events and symbols. These kente styles will blow your mind!

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HOW MUCH DOES KENTE COST?

Designers working with kente these days should be awarded. You know why? Ow you don’t know? Well then, let me tell you! Kente is expensive(yes! The woven ones).

It can cost around $1000 to $2000 (if you want quality and customised one). The least price you can get for kente is $500. So imagine giving such a cloth to a designer to work on it? The designer would have to work carefully on it and to me being careful is tedious (I’m that reckless😁).

Don’t worry if you can’t afford the woven ones. That is why the kente print came to save us. These prints are also colourful and bold. They can as well make a statement where ever they are worn to just that they are not as rich in texture as the woven ones. But who cares? My mom will say “every kente is kente” lol

Okay! Moving on,sewing and styling kente is not easy i tell you.Some designers use as much as three months to finish with the design and sewing. And the results are what you see here!

FASHIONABLE AND FAB KENTE STYLES

These fabulous and fashionable kente styles were made by top notch designers in Ghana. Designers like Pistis of @Pistisgh ,@SimaBrew of Sima Brew fashion, Anna lois of @Threadscouture, Neyomi of @DetailsbyNeyomi etc are all designers who are making it big when it comes to creating fabulous kente styles

The dominating colour of the Kente makes it a show a stopper where ever it’s worn to. Ghanaians all over the world flaunt their rich culture by wearing kente to special occassions.

Kente cannot be ignored I tell you. You should desire to have a piece of woven kente in your wardrobe

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Take a look at some statement pieces here

CRAVING FOR MORE KENTE STYLES ?

I have done few posts on elegant and beautiful kente styles that are totally amazing and breath taking. These kente styles are beauful just as the ones here. Click on the highlighted links below to check them out ASAP!

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WHERE TO GET QUALITY KENTE TO BUY?

Unlike the ankara prints which are very easy to get these days, getting quality woven kente is not that easy especially if you are outside Ghana. You would have to score the internet to find authentic online stores that deals in quality kente fabric. But don’t worry! There are instagram handles that deals in quality kente fabrics. The best instagram handle i recommend is @goba_kente. They deal in quality kente fabrics. You can check their ig handle for more info and yes they ship world wide via DHL at a fee.

The kente styles are beautiful and elegant and I am sure you agree with me on that. They are absolutely gorgeous. The styles are currently trending in Ghana.

Which style are you going for? Let me know in the comments section below.

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