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What is authentic Kente Cloth?

Authentic Kente Cloth is a handwoven work of art made in Ghana, West Africa. Kente Cloth was traditionally only worn by Kings and Queens in Ghana and is created by master craftsmen. Kente Cloth provides income to generations of master craftsmen and supports black businesses. There are a lot of graduation stole options to choose from so rather than writing a thousand words explaining why Sankofa Edition's authentic Kente Cloth is so special, we decided to create a video instead. This video will show you the skill and craftsmanship that goes into each Kente Cloth graduation stole we make and why each piece is a work of art. We hope you enjoy it!



Our Kente Cloth is authentic. You can tell by checking the hand-embroidery details on the back of the cloth.

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Be Authentic!

We recommend purchasing your Kente Cloth stoles from Sankofa Edition to guarantee you are wearing authentic Kente Cloth. If you are not able to buy directly from us we hope this article helps you in identifying real Kente Cloth. Your graduation day is special and it took a lot of work to make it happen - your Kente Cloth graduation stole should be real and authentic to honor your achievement and will be a keepsake of that special day for years to come.

Five star review

When I received my kente stole in the mail, I cried. I'm really graduating from college and the stole really made it real. My grandparents would be really proud of me. I am so proud to be walking with my kente stole. Thank you. - Barbette Thames, Class of 2020