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Source: Adomonline.com

Kente on display at President Akufo Addo’s swearing-in

Over hundreds wore Kente during the swearing-in of the 5th President of the 4th Republic Saturday at the Independence square.

Kente is a brilliantly colourful fabric, entirely hand-woven by Ghanaian weavers.

Almost everyone who graced the occasion was adorned in the Kente cloth.

Every design has a story with a proverbial meaning, giving each cloth its own distinction.

Women wear the cloth in 2 pieces - 1 piece about 2 yards long and 45 inches wide wrapped round the waist to form a floor-length skirt worn over a blouse specially sewn in plain material. The other Kente piece will either hung loosely over the arm or used as a shawl.

Men wear the cloth in much the same way as the 'Toga' was worn by the ancient Greek.