The meaning of Ghana’s colorful Kente cloth

Each colorful handwoven fabric has a meaning and Georgina, known as Miss Kente, shows how the cloth is made.
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♪ >>> BACK NOW WITH "GMA" NEW HAMPSHIRE GHANA. WE'RE GOING BACK TO ROBIN WHO IS LIVE IN THE CAPITAL CITY OF ACCRA. HEY, ROBIN. >> HEY, AMY. YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE THINGS GHANA IS BEST KNOWN FOR IS THE COLORFUL HAND WOVEN FABRIC CA CALLED KENTE CLOTH. WE HAVE MISS WEAVER HERE PUTTING THE FINAL TOUCHES ON ONE THAT IS VERY SPECIAL FOR US. FIRST OF ALL, GOOD MORNING. >> GOOD MORNING. >> THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. >> YOU'RE WELCOME. >> TELL US THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE COLORS YOU HAVE CHOSEN THE BLUE AND YELLOW. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE HAVE TWO COLORS HERE, BLUE AND A YELLOW. SO THE BLUE SIGNIFIES OR REPRESENTS SKIES AS THE SUN SHINES IN GHANA AS A WHOLE AND YELLOW ALSO SIGNIFIES OUR WEALTH. SO THE YELLOW REPRESENTS OUR GOLDEN AND HOW PROUD WE ARE OF OUR RICH MINERALS. >> WHAT IS THE FEELING WHEN YOU PUT ON A KENTE CLOTH. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. KENTE ISN'T JUST ANY CLOTH. SO IT HAS DIGNITY, IT HAS RESPECT. IT HOLDS POWER AND KENTE HOLDS AUTHORITY SO I FEEL SO GLORIOUS, VERY HEAVY. I FEEL LIKE MY ANCESTORS IN THE WHOLE WORLD AND THE WHOLE OF GHANA IS BEHIND ME SO THAT IS A FEELING YOU GET. >> ON YOUR SHOULDERS, YOU CAN FEEL IT. MISS KENT

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