Presidential kente Nyame Naye (gift of God)

Nana Kwaku Duah II (b. 1947), Ashanti, Ghana
Collection Museum am Rothenbaum
Cotton, viscose
Inv. Nr. 2018.22:5


Kente cloths are among the best-known textiles from Ghana and consist of hand-woven ribbons that are sewn together. The traditional art of weaving is continuously changing through innovation. Nana Kwaku Duah II, the designer of the fabric, initiated a new trend by integrating computer-generated patterns into his magnificent kentes. After the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, appeared in a kente of this style at his inauguration in January 2017, he started a new trend, which the Asantehene in Kumasi and other kings immediately adopted.