Monday, 5 April 2010

Symbolic meanings of the colours in Kente cloth

Black -- maturation, intensified spiritual energy

Blue -- peacefulness, harmony and love

Green -- vegetation, planting, harvesting, growth, spiritual renewal

Gold -- royalty, wealth, high status, glory, spiritual purity

Grey -- healing and cleansing rituals; associated with ash

Maroon -- the color of mother earth; associated with healing

Pink -- assoc. with the female essence of life; a mild, gentle aspect of red

Purple -- assoc. with feminine aspects of life; usually worn by women

Red -- political and spiritual moods; bloodshed; sacrificial rites and death.

Silver -- serenity, purity, joy; assoc. with the moon

White -- purification, sanctification rites and festive occasions

Yellow -- preciousness, royalty, wealth, fertility

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