Kente styles are becoming the rave at Ghanaian traditional weddings. From the bride to the mother bride, you will see them beautifully costumed in the most authentic kente styles.
In today’s blog post, we will take a look at the twenty most ravishing yet simple kente styles that have taken the fashion internet by storm.
I hope this post inspires your choice of kente style to settle on.
Top Simple Kente Styles
These kente styles were mastered by skilful designers in Ghana. Ghana is indeed blessed to have these designers changing the style perspective of kente.
Kente styles definitely, has evolved over the years, from the shape of the “kaba” to the style of the “slit”, have all completely changed.
The influx of mordern designers in the fashion industry in Ghana, has all the more contributed to the popularity of kente as the go to wear for traditional occasions.
More so, the different kente designs coming out are oh so extravagantly beautiful. The combination of different threads to form the most unique kente designs of all times are so satisfying.
You will be amazed at the amount of time ,weeks and months to make an intricate piece of kente.
It typically takes 4 to 6 weeks to make a 6 yards of cloth for ladies whereas it takes 6 to 8 weeks to make a kente cloth for a man.
Brides to be these days are eagerly rushing 1for beautiful kente pieces which they will adorn themselves with on their beautiful day.
If you’ve never been to a Ghanaian wedding before then you are totally missing out I tell ya. But not to worry. Thank God for YouTube!
A simple search on YouTube will bring you gazillions of Ghana traditional wedding ceremonies which you can feast your eyes on and experience the culture at its best.
I bet you, you will be smiling throughout any traditional wedding video you will watch.
Types of Kente
All kente designs are beautiful but not all kente designs are of the same make and style. There are two main different types of kente and I will explain each type below.
Kente Design Type 1(Edwen si Edwen so kente)
This type of kente has its design closely woven together. With this type, the weavers use their hands and the loom to bring the colors and design to life.
To give you a picturesque explanation, imagine being asked to make a stunning fitting dress worthy of the Oscar’s Red carpet. Difficult right? But its end result is so worth it.
Take a look at the lady’s kente in the picture. You will see that the colors red, blue,yellow and white colors are closely woven together. The designs being close without any space in between is what we call “edwen si edwen so” meaning they are on top of each other.
Check out more edwen si edwen so designs.
Unlike the “edwen si edwen so” kente where the designs are closely woven together with both the hand and the loom, the asante kente is made solely with the loom and thread. Thus it makes it easier to weave.
Take a look at some beautiful asante kente designs.
When you look at the asante kente designs, you will see that the designs are different than the “edwen si edwen so “.
One thing worth noting is that, both the asante and edwen designs are made with the same type of threads. The only difference us the style of weaving. Thus why their prices differ too.
Where to buy Kente In Ghana?
There are many kente outlets both online and offline. You can find several outlets on Instagram especially.
Luckily for you, there is a kente shop I can recommend to you. They sell kente at affordable prices and they are of the best quality. You can get any type of kente from this shop.
Check out the shop here
Has this post made you crave for your own kente design? Visit this shop on Instagram and make your order.
I would like to know your thoughts about these kente styles. Leave your comments in the comments section below. I will read and reply to your comment here.