Sunday, February 28, 2016

Unbelievable Color

The Grand Durbar

        The Grand Durbar is the climax of the annual Kente Festival. On this day traditional leaders, rulers, and people from all of the 37 towns and villages of the Agotime Traditional Area converge at Kpetoe, the paramount seat. There is a long procession to the ceremonial Durbar grounds. Chiefs and Queen Mothers are dressed in their best traditional outfits and rich Kente. War Lords ride into the grounds in their palanquins like they did on the Hero and Heroines Day with their entourages following. As many as 1500 different varieties of Kente cloth can be identified during these ceremonies of dancing, singing, drumming and speeches.

The Official Kente Weaver being carried in.

The hands and the feet are in such rhythm.


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