Kente Graduation Stole

List Price: $24.99 As low as $18.95
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GS-KENTESTOLE

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  • 500+ $18.95

Kente Stole Details:

  • We Will Contact You For Design Details
  • Handmade in Ghana
  • Hand Sewn Kente Cloth
  • Colorful Woven Design
  • Length: 72" (189 cm), Width: 4.75" (12 cm)
  • Ideal for High School and College Aged Students

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Graduation Kente Stole

Our vibrant colorful Kente stole is a beautiful accessory for students and teachers who want to celebrate their commencement as well as their pride in African culture. Adapted from Ghana tradition, this woven scarf-like garment is draped over the shoulders and was once only worn by royalty. Similar to our other stoles, they typically represent some type of accomplishment, graduation, or other rites of passage. While these stoles are generally reserved for those with an African heritage, people of all races, genders and ethnicities have been seen using these because each of the colors have meaningful symbolism. Each color has several meanings, for example: black is maturity/passing rites, gold is prosperity, green is growth/renewal and maroon is healing. Stoles are a popular addition to honor your students for their achievements and good grades at your graduation ceremony.

This specialty hand-sewn stole is made of kente woven cloth which is derived from a cotton and silk blend. This lightweight but high quality stole will easily contour to the body and looks great on top of our graduation gowns. Measuring in at 72 inches long and 4.75 inch wide, each stole features professionally finished and enclosed seams.

Looking for something more personal and dynamic? We can customize your Kente stole! Click here for details: https://www.graduationsource.com/custom/custom-stoles.html

How to Wear a Stole

  • 1. Put on your graduation cap and gown first, the stole should be the outermost layer of your academic outfit
  • 2. Put stole around neck with the center point in the back
  • 3. The two long ends should fall in front over your chest equal in length
  • Tip: Pin the stole in place with a safety pin in the back of the gown below the neckline or underneath your hood to ensure it does not fall of or slip out of place
  • What is a Kente stole?

    Adapted from African tradition in Ghana, this woven cloth (which was once only worn by royalty) is a scarf-like garment worn over the shoulders. Similar to standard graduation stoles, they typically represents some type of accomplishment, graduation or other rites of passage.

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  • Who can wear a Kente stole?

    These stoles are typically worn by people with African roots to represent all their ancestry, hard work, solidarity, accomplishments and struggles. However, they have been worn by people of all races, genders and ethnicities who may appreciate the culture and meaning.

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  • Why would I need to wear a stole?

    Stoles commonly represent some form of prestigious recognition. Most of the time, you wear a stole to display your academic organization, honors, or special achievements. Students who are members of Greek fraternities or sororities may wear graduation stoles with the colors that represent that particular honor society. Academic institutions may choose the stole based on their school colors or field of study the student is graduating with. Sometimes schools reserve stoles strictly for honor students and/or the Valedictorian and Salutatorian.

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  • What if my school orders with a different company?

    Anyone is welcome to order with us! However, we cannot guarantee or be liable for our stole colors matching another company's stoles. We offer unique shades of our products that will not be identical to another vendor's products.

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  • Can I customize my Kente stole?

    Yes of course! Please contact us for more information.

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  • Will the stole color match my gown?

    We strive to get all products to match as much as possible. Since the fabric used in the stoles and gowns are different, there may be a slight color variation. Color matching shouldn’t be much of an issue because stoles are typically a contrasting color to the gown.

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  • What is the difference between graduation stoles and sashes?

    Stoles and sashes are sometimes described as the same thing. Our sashes and stoles are somewhat different. Our child sashes and graduation stoles are worn the same way (around the neck, draping over the shoulders) but the material and look is different. The sashes are a more like lightweight ribbon-like single layer polyester. Sashes are thinner and are sometimes worn diagonally across the chest. Sometimes Miss America comes to mind when explaining a sash.

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