The roots of kaba and slit

Did You Know..the so-called kaba and slit design does not originate from Ghana?

It is an import from Nigeria where kaba is defined as a one-piece dress that resembles the buba in shape, but is long enough to hit at the ankles. Other kaba styles incorporate pleats and tucks, but in Ghana it has come to embody the top half of a woman’s outfit.

Guest blogger Kirsty Osei-Bempong explores what we understand by Ghanaian/African cloth and batik here.