Colors of Kente
Yellow represents the yolk of the egg, as well as certain fruits and vegetables. The color is a symbol for things that are holy and precious.
Pink is used to symbolize gentle qualities such as calmness, sweetness, and tenderness.
Red stands for blood and for strong political and spiritual feelings.
Maroon is associated with the color of Earth, the mother. It represents healing and protection from evil.
Blue stands for the sky and is used to symbolize holiness, peace, harmony, good fortune, and love.
Green is associated with plants and stands for growth and good health.
Gold, like the metal, is a symbol of royalty, wealth, and spiritual purity.
White represents the white of an egg, as well as the white clay that is used in certain rituals. It stands for purity and healing.
Black stands for aging because in nature things get darker as they get older. Black also stands for strong spiritual energy and the spirits of the ancestors.
Grey represents ashes, which are used for spiritual cleansing.
Silver stands for the moon and represents serenity, purity, and joy.
Purple, like maroon, is associated with Earth and healing.