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It's tuesday and we are still raining #kente (because yes we can!)

√ Kente comes from the Akan word 'kenten' which means basket.
√ Legend has it that kente was first made by two Akan friends who observed a spider making it's web in the forest. They watched for two days and returned home and implemented what they had seen.
√ Kente is made from thin strips of silk inter-woven together on narrow looms in horizontal and vertical patterns.
√ ln the past, only kings, dignitaries amd influential persons wore kente because it was seen to be an attire for the wealthy.
√ Kente is comtemporarily viewed as a symbol of the African continent.

So there you have it!
Stay fine in that kente and keep on writing history!

#kente #royalty #history #African #fun #facts


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