Kente was only worn to special events or by royalty in past times. It is both time and fiscally expensive to produce Kente cloth and is still considered prestigious to wear today. Men and women wear the cloth differently. Men wear the cloth covered around their body, but leave their right should or arm unexposed. Women wrap the cloth around their body as well but wear a shirt over it. Many bright colors of cloth are sewn together to make patterns representing their culture’s morals, philosophy, history, etc. Each particular design and color represents a meaning.