[I used kente cloth images from the internet to put together this mosaic]
Kente comes from the word kenten, which means "basket" in the Asante dialect of the Akan language, referencing its basket-like pattern. In Ghana, the Akan ethnic group also refers to kente as nwentoma, meaning "woven cloth".
Kente is more than just a cloth. It is an iconic visual representation of the history, philosophy, ethics, oral literature, religious belief, social values, and political thought of West Africa. Kente is exported as one of the key symbols of African heritage and pride in African ancestry throughout the diaspora [kente info from the internet]
ripe with history and fashion -
a holiday time
Cooperation: peaceful relations, cultural exchanges, good trading practices; we all want this in Trinidad & Tobago and for the wider world.
Here in Trinidad & Tobago we are in Emancipation celebration mode. There are festival activities happening all around us.
Parades; drumming, dancing, theatre, religious devotions, and feasting;
and on August 1st the public holiday - Emancipation Day.
she wears festive clothes
off to camp with her lunch box
my sweet granddaughter
A high point of the celebration is afro-centric fashion displayed and worn at home, in offices, schools and events.
Into all of this we have with us as distinguished guests the From Ghana the royals: Prince Nana Poku Agyeman; Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asante King, Ghana and their entourage.
© gillena cox 2023
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