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Kente Prestige Cloth

Africa & the Diaspora


When not in his Black Panther suit, the character T'Challa was often seen with a kente cloth scarf. Woven by the Ewe and Asante people of modern-day Ghana, it was often worn by President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, a transformational figure of African identify and independence. Kente cloth has become a pan-African symbol of heritage and promise. In the United States, Black students often wear kente cloth as part of their graduation regalia, a tradition started at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.