While the individual patterns featured in kente cloth design hold certain meanings, the collection of
patterns on a single cloth hold a different symbolic meaning. Some of the symbolic meanings seen in kente
cloth are described below:
The Golden Stool - The Golden Stool is a symbol of absolute power in Ghana. According to
legend, it was sent down from the heavens 800 years ago. Today the king of the Ashanti sits upon it whenever
he is in public.
Fathia Nkrumah - Fatha Nkrumah was the wife of the first president of Ghana. This design
was created in her honor.
Baako mmu man - It takes two to council; One man cannot rule a country.
Nsatea - All fingers are not equal.
Nnuatoma - You must measure everything that you do.