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Kente colors by Deborah M. Newton Chocolate

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Published by Walker and Company in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Ghana

Subjects:

  • Ashanti (African people) -- Clothing -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Ewe (African people) -- Clothing -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Kente cloth -- Ghana -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Clothing and dress -- Symbolic aspects -- Ghana -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Ashanti (African people) -- Social life and customs.,
  • Ewe (African people) -- Social life and customs.,
  • Kente cloth.,
  • Ghana -- Social life and customs.

Book details:

About the Edition

A rhyming description of the kente cloth costumes of the Ashanti and Ewe people of Ghana and a portrayal of the symbolic colors and patterns.

Edition Notes

StatementDebbi Chocolate ; illustrations by John Ward.
GenreJuvenile literature.
ContributionsWard, John ill.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT507 .C48 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (unpaged) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL791011M
ISBN 100802783880, 0802783899
LC Control Number95023505

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The book was terrific for sharing the excitement of making and wearing kente cloth, both in Africa and by Americans. The book would be great for a number of other purposes. The simplicity makes it ideal for young children, but the gorgeous colored artwork makes it a good choice for people of all ages/5(10). Kente Colors. A joyful ode to kente celebrates the beauty and tradition of this West African fabric that is now so popular in America. Rhythmic verse shows the special meaning of colors and patterns while glorious paintings show kente as it is used and worn in Ghana, from babies' blankets to dancers' capes.   Indigo blue is the African sky, red is a sunset, and gold is a crown in this picture book introducing kente colors. Kente, a fabric developed by the Ashanti and Ewe people of Ghana and Togo that has become fashionable in the United States, is symbolically connected to its roots in African culture.3/5.   A joyful ode to kente celebrates the beauty and tradition of this West African fabric that is now so popular in America. Rhythmic verse shows the special meaning of colors and patterns while glorious paintings show kente as it is used and worn in Ghana, from babies' blankets to dancers' capes/5(2).

A joyful ode to kente celebrates the beauty and tradition of this West African fabric that is now so popular in America. Rhythmic verse shows the special meaning of colors and patterns while glorious paintings show kente as it is used and worn in Ghana, from babies' blankets to dancers' capes. An author's note further explains kente's rich symbolism. Kente Cloth Colors denote specific meanings. Below is a list of colors and their meanings: • Blue – peace, togetherness, love and harmony • Black - maturity, spiritual energy, mourning, funeral and passing rites • Gold - high worth, richness, fertility, royalty, prosperity, monetary wealth • Green – land, crops, vegetation, harvest, growth, spiritual growth and renewal • Yellow.   The kente comes in a variety of patterns, colors and designs; and has it ever crossed your mind that the various colours and design may be symbolic? Read on to find out the very interesting stories and meanings behind the kente cloth, patterns and colours. 1. Meaning of the word “Kente”. The kente cloth is a hub of vibrant and lively colors. What is vital to know is the meanings that are associated with these colors, and the use of the same in the fabric. Below given is a comprehensive list of some of the most commonly used colors in kente fabric.

The Kente cloth, traditionally made by the people of Ghana, is both beautiful and meaningful. It is made by weaving long strips that contain symbolic patterns. There is a pattern to illustrate joy, a pattern for royalty, a pattern for newborn babies—nearly every important event in a person’s life can be expressed in Kente cloth patterns.   Meaning of Kente Cloth Colors Thanks for watching. Subscribe to our channel and check out our other videos and playlists.   There is this beautiful brightly colored woven cloth known as kente cloth. It has bright colors, snappy geometric patterns, and is fun to touch were you to get your hands on a piece. Explore the kente cloth meaning through this multi media paper weaving African craft.   Each color page has just a few words, with the focus on the pictures, but there is a page of information about kente cloth that should be sufficient for many people. I saw online that many schools have their students make color copies of kente cloth. This book /5(10).