African Women's Cotton Scarves(27 items)
Rachel Armah Beaded jewelry
"I am a single mother of two daughters and due to the hardships I have faced as a single mother, I have done all I can to support my girls through petty trading and teaching."
Popular African Women's Cotton Scarves
Cotton Blend Kente Scarf in Canary and Aubergine from Ghana, "Shore Pebbles"
With handwoven checks of canary and aubergine, this fashionable scarf carries on the tradition of kente cloth weaving. Gobah Tengey-Seddoh of Ghana creates the scarf, inspired by pebbles that line the seashore. It is crafted of cotton and rayon blend fibers.
Ghanaian 2-Strip Kente Cloth Scarf in Turquoise and Yellow, "Artisan Hands"
Woven by hand, two strips of traditional West African kente cloth become a colorful scarf. Deborah Osei Boakye continues her grandfather's craft with this extraordinary design. Each strip of kente cloth requires considerable effort, and the looms are worked with both hands and feet. Each color has its own meanings in Ashanti culture, and the patterns themselves are carefully chosen symbols, which a master weaver develops and names. This design is named meaning "fingers" in the Akan language. Its motifs suggest interlocking fingers from both hands.
Two Strips Handwoven Green and Red African Kente Scarf, "Akan Blessing"
Black complements red and green in a colorful scarf by Rachel Armah. Woven by hand, traditional West African kente cloth depicts a design known as Nhyira. The phrase means "blessing" in the Akan language.
Each strip of kente cloth requires considerable effort, and the looms are worked with both hands and feet. Each color has its own meanings in Asante culture. Green is fertility and new harvest, gold is royalty, black is strength, aging and spirituality, and white is purity.
Handcrafted Ghanaian Kente Cloth Scarf (8 Inch Width), "Winner"
Originated by the Akan peoples of Ghana, colorful cloth is the best-known of all African textiles. cloth is woven in strips, which is how it came by its name ( means "basket" in the Ashanti dialect). Ghana's Rachel Armah creates this colorful cotton blend scarf in bold shades of cerise, golden yellow, black and ivory. cloth, each color has a symbolic meaning: black symbolizes maturation and intensified spiritual energy; blue signifies peacefulness, harmony and love; green symbolizes vegetation, planting, harvesting, growth, and spiritual renewal; gold represents royalty, wealth, high status, glory, and spiritual purity; grey is for healing and cleansing rituals; maroon signifies the color of mother earth, associated with healing; pink and purple are associated with the female essence and female aspects of life; red symbolizes political and spiritual moods, bloodshed, sacrificial rites and death; silver is associated with the moon and represents serenity, purity, and joy; white is for purification, sanctification rites and festive occasions; and yellow represents preciousness, royalty, wealth, fertility, and beauty.