Kente cloth is identified with the Akan people in Ghana, from the historic Ashanti Kingdom including the towns of, Adanwomase, Sakora Wonoo, Bonwire and Ntonso in the Kwabre areas of the Ashanti Region.
Kente is also known as nwentoma in Akan or Ashanti dialect. Kente is an indigenous Ghanaian textile, made of interwoven cloth strips of silk and cotton. Kente is a brightly coloured, hand-woven material and is the highest premium range of cloth produced in Ghana. Due to its quality and high demand, there has recently been Kente print made from the original Kente pattern for a lesser cost.
The cloth symbolizes high in value and has become the traditional cloth of Ghanaians which is worn on special occasions. Kente cloth designs vary, with different colours, designs, and patterns with each cloth having its own special stories and meaning. The name associated with the cloth tells all the stories and meaning of the cloth. The names are derived from many sources, including historical events, towns, plants, proverbs, important chiefs, and queen mothers. Some of the names of Kente weaving designs are Safo, Bonwire, Ntonso, Sakora Wonoo, and Adanwomase.