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Wearing Kente
Kente was only worn to special events or by royalty in past times. It is both time and fiscally expensive to produce Kente cloth and is still considered prestigious to wear today. Men and women wear the cloth differently. Men wear the cloth covered around their body, but leave their right should or arm unexposed. Women wrap the cloth around their body as well but wear a shirt over it. Many bright colors of cloth are sewn together to make patterns representing their culture’s morals, philosophy, history, etc. Each particular design and color represents a meaning. For example:

man wearing kenteRectangle: represents territorial power of a male ruler
Zigzag: represents political wisdom
Pink: femininity which is associated with caring and tenderness
Blue: peace and harmony
Green: good health
Yellow: wealth and energy