This Kente fabric is named after the wife of the first President of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.The local name of this kente cloth is "Fathia Fata Nkrumah" which translates as Fathia Nkrumah is a suitable wife for Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. The icon of African cultural heritage, Asante kente is well noted for its dazzling, multicolored patterns of vibrant colours, geometric shapes and bold designs. It is the best known of all African textiles. The names of the cloth are derived from several sources including important historical events, proverbs, important chiefs, queen mothers and plants. The fabric can be used for all types of crafts and dress making for both causal and special occasion. The fabric in the picture is made of cotton and is in 3 pieces. Each piece is 2 yards, making 6 yards in all. Each piece measures 64 inches long x 42 inches wide.