Bonwire's Kente Festival: Celebrating Ghana's rich textile heritage

Kente Festival

Stories and facts

The Kente Festival is an annual harvest celebration held by the chiefs and people of Bonwire, located in the Ejisu-Juaben district in Ghana's Ashanti region.

While it is typically celebrated in January, some accounts suggest it takes place in July or August. The festival promotes the rich heritage of the Kente cloth industry, which originated in Bonwire.

During the festival, the chiefs and residents don Kente clothes in various intricate designs, showcasing the town's long-standing tradition of Kente weaving.

This event not only celebrates the creation of Kente over 300 years ago but also emphasizes its significant cultural influence as a distinct Ghanaian textile.



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