Accra Ghana Temple

Accra Ghana Temple
Accra Ghana Temple

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Vacation Time

I get to go home for General Conference in Salt Lake City!  Gregg and I leave shortly for Utah.  Gregg has meetings and then he has to return to Ghana.  But I get to be "Grandmother" for a couple of weeks before I return to Africa.  Our next blog post will most likely not occur until November 2010. 

Kente Cloth

I love Kente cloth! Kente cloth is colorful woven fabric, historically worn by royalty in Ghana. Kente derives from the word kenten which means basket. Patterns in the cloth resemble the weave of a basket.  Kente cloth was expensive to own because of the quality of work put into the making. Today, people of all status wear the Kente cloth. Kente cloth is more than mere clothing; it is worn on special occasions such as weddings and important affairs.


Traditionally the cotton is locally grown and spun into yarn by women and woven by men.

You must believe me when I say that the local ladies look stunning wearing Kente cloth and other traditional dress.  The colors are just amazing against their beautiful skin tones