Ghanaian Socks

  • Ghanaian Socks
  • Ghanaian Socks
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Afrisocks is a group of Ghanaian entrepreneurs who love colourful socks and have decided to bring West Africa's vibrant colours to your sock drawer. With much respect to tradition, they put a modern twist on Kente, Ankara, and other traditional designs. 

Traditionally, kente (pronounced, "ken-ten") cloth was made of very colourful silk and cotton. Different ethnic groups in Africa have different types of kente fabric using different cloth strips and colours. The meaning of the word "kente" comes from the woven basket in the Ghanaian Akan dialect. The design, "Dumsor", is named after a popular Ghanaian slang which means "off and on". The word is derived from the Ashanti-Twi dialect spoken in Ghana.

Afrisocks are inspired by traditional Ghanaian Kente patterns. Originally, Kente was woven cloth worn by chiefs and royal families. Nowadays Kente has become quite popular, and is now used by many West Africans in Ghana and beyond, and now, to you too!

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Ghanaian Socks
Ghanaian Socks