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Adanwomasi is a town of 5,000 people in the Ashanti-Kwahu region of Ghana. It is noted for Kente weaving with towns like Bonwire which is about 2 km away.


Adanwomase carries on the centuries-old Kente-weaving tradition. Under the guidance of the Kente Chief, Adanwomase weavers weave cloths for the Ashanti King, royals, and those who appreciate the history and cultural significance woven into Ashanti Kente.

Adanwomase 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 Bonoman or Brong-Ahafo Region and spread throughout West Africa through trade and migration.

The town takes its name from the Adanwo tree. The name Adanwomase means under the Adanwo tree in Asante Twi dialect.

Get in[edit]

Map of Adanwomase

From Kumasi, drive 19 km north on the Mampong Road. Turn right at Asonomaso Nkwanta and continue 5.5 km.

From Kumasi's Ketijia Station, you can take a tro-tro at the G line.

Get around[edit]


  • Kente Chief's house
  • The town has a mini Kente weaving museum.



Kente cloth or other kente artefacts.

  • 1 Cky3so Nyame Kente Store. Daily noon-5:30PM.


Fufu and assorted soups and bush meat.



  • 1 Akuoko Guest House.
  • 2 Kwamo Executive Lodge Annex, at Bomfa off the Effiduase Ejisu road (3.6 km from Adanwomase, south of Adanwomase, east of Bonwire), +233 24 843 2138.


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