Have you noticed how kente outfits have taken on a new game lately? Gone were the days when kente ensembles used to be plain and simple kaba and slit designs.
Kind courtesy our new wave of fashion designers, the textile has taken on a new upwardly soaring level of opulence. I mean don’t get us wrong here, kente already had its revered position in Ghanaian culture but now the textile is even richer than before.
These days most designers have taken to combining the special fabric with laces and other exotic fabrics while some also embellish the kente with Swarovski jewels, assorted beads , pearls and feathers to give the final pieces breathe-taking appeal. Others have even gone farther to incorporate very intricate embroidery detail into the kente thereby making it the “ish-go-to” fabric the more for special occasions like weddings and engagements.
Our research shows that an average kente piece (outfit) price begins from 800GHC and above. The more details one desires in it determines how high or low the cost may be. Then again, the choice of design and the design(er) house undertaking the production also plays a key role in the final costing.
Kente is a hand woven textile created on a loom.it is a native cloth formed from interwoven layers of silk and cotton threads. Scroll through these stunning designs and do let us know which is your fav.
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R. O. Y. A. L B. L. U. E @dentaa_show in your Luxurious Detachable Royal Blue Kente Gown yesterday at the State Banquet Hall in Honor of the Royal Highnesses . #RoyalvisitGhana. Gown by @quophiakotuahghana Styled by @debbs_bjuku MUA @facemechanicgh Hairstyling @firstchoicesalon Photographed by @vineimagery Clutch @velmasaccessories Kente by @goba_kente #quophiakotuahghana #yummymummy #royalhighnesses #princecharles #inspired #gubawards #kente #madeinghana
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| The Royal Visit to Monte Carlo | Like many Asante history aficionados, I can never quite make out the difference between the ‘Akokorbaatan’ (a mothering hen) and the ‘Kuduo’ kente patterns in its many variations. Tough maternal love and the preparedness of an opulent and benevolent King. The design for my evening gown, however, I had no doubts about; over the left shoulder like the men, and under both shoulders, paired with a solid color, like the women ( dupioni silk in a gorgeous hue of burgundy in my case), my modern twist on how kente is traditionally worn by the Asante people. PS – The Asantehene (absolute monarch of the Asanteman ) @manhyiapalace_ donned a royal exclusive version of the Akokorbaatan in a recent photo-op with Prince Charles during @clarencehouse visit to Ghana. Check out my stories to see what it looks like. #royalvisitghana #asante #kente #kentedress #afropicurean #africanblogger #ghanaianblogger #madeinghana #visitghana #styleblogger #monaco #monacoblogger
Do let us know below which one is your fav!