kente cloth
noun Etymology: Twi kenté Date: 1957 colorfully patterned cloth traditionally woven by hand in Ghana — called also kente

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Kente cloth — Kente cloth, known locally as nwentoma, is a type of fabric made of interwoven woven cloth strips and is native to the country of Ghana, where it was first developed in the 12th century. Etymology The kente cloth is of the Ashanti people. It is a …   Wikipedia

  • kente cloth — [ken′tā, ken′tə] n. a fabric made esp. in Ghana, woven in strips of brightly patterned bands interspersed with bands of black * * * …   Universalium

  • kente cloth — [ken′tā, ken′tə] n. a fabric made esp. in Ghana, woven in strips of brightly patterned bands interspersed with bands of black …   English World dictionary

  • kente cloth — noun see kente …   Useful english dictionary

  • kente — ˈkenˌtā, ˌte, tə, ˈkān ; ˌ ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Usage: sometimes capitalized Etymology: Twi kenté : a cloth made especially in Ghana and usually consisting of narrow strips sewn together in geometric patterns called also kente cloth …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cloth of gold — This article is about the fabric. For the snail, see Conus textile. For the 16th century event, see Field of Cloth of Gold. Cloth of gold is a fabric woven with a gold wrapped or spun weft referred to as a spirally spun gold strip . In most cases …   Wikipedia

  • kente — noun A type of fabric made of interwoven cloth strips, native to the country of Ghana. Syn: kente cloth …   Wiktionary

  • kente — noun see kente cloth …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kente — hand woven African silk fabric Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • kente — [ kɛntə] noun a brightly coloured material consisting of separate strips sewn together, made in Ghana. Origin Akan, cloth …   English new terms dictionary

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