Lifestyle December 11, 2019 at 01:00 pm

These African traditional outfits still look trendy

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

Novieku Babatunde Adeola December 11, 2019 at 01:00 pm

December 11, 2019 at 01:00 pm | Lifestyle

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Kente

Kente is widely used in West Africa. With its roots traced to the Akan ethnicity, this brightly coloured and branded material is worn by royalty.

Akans of Ghana including Asantes, Fantes, Akuapems and others wear kente while Akans of the Ivory Coast also wear the traditional outfit which comes with accessories. Ewes of the Volta Region of Ghana also have their own versions of kente cloth.

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The kente is worn by both male and female. It is wrapped around the body by men with or without a shirt while women sew the woven cloth into skirts and blouses.

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