Hundreds of dignitaries wore different colours, styles and patterns of Ghana’s unique Kente during the swearing-in of the 5th President of the 4th Republic Saturday at the Independence square.
New President Nana Akufo-Addo led the way, gracing the occasion with a very colourful Kente cloth wrapped around his body, First Lady Madam Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Members of Parliament, Statesmen, Media Personalities, Lawyers, Chiefs, Traditional Rulers and the general public showcased our rich Kente fashion.
Kente is a brilliantly colourful fabric, entirely hand-woven by Ghanaian weavers.
Almost everyone who graced the occasion was adorned in the Kente cloth.
Every design has a story with a proverbial meaning, giving each cloth its own distinction.
Women wear the cloth in 2 pieces – 1 piece about 2 yards long and 45 inches wide wrapped round the waist to form a floor-length skirt worn over a blouse specially sewn in plain material. The other Kente piece will either hung loosely over the arm or used as a shawl.
Men wear the cloth in much the same way as the ‘Toga’ was worn by the ancient Greek.