All over West Africa, Ghana is famed for its cloth and the colourful rolls you often see elsewhere in the region originate from Ghana. Paradoxically, much fabric on Ghana's markets are made in China. There's usually small stickers on cloth made in Ghana, so watch out of those. Most famous is the kente cloth. Made by hand in long narrow strips, weavers from villages all over the country travel to the nearest markets from where it'll be passed on to the big market towns, such as Kumasi. Kente is made from interwoven cloth strips made from silk and cotton and was traditionally worn to symbolise the wearer's social status. Bright and multi-coloured the kente cloth have had a significant influence on the colourful clothing schemes seen all over the region today. For clothes, kente tends to be too rough, and most people chose softer cotton cloth, which is then made into a shirt or pagne, the traditional colourful African dress.