A town in Kwabre East District, about 17 miles northeast of Kumasi. It is also well known for the traditional Kente cloth weaving. Although there are a variety of oral histories concerning the origins of Kente Cloth, historians and scholars agree that Kente Cloth production is an extension of centuries of strip-weaving in West Africa.
Strip-weaving has existed in West Africa since the 11th century. Most scholars believe that the art form was developed in present-day Mali and spread throughout West Africa through trade and migration.