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.

Your heart's desire.