African Women's Hand Woven Rayon Blend Scarves(42 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 Hand Woven Rayon Blend Scarves
Authentic Handwoven Green Cotton Kente Cloth Scarf, "Green Pebbles"$37.99
The intricate texture in this handsome kente cloth scarf is inspired by beach pebbles. Designed by a fisherman around 1898, its name means "pebbles of the shore are hard to crack." The tiny blocks of pattern represent the thoughts of that ancestral craftsman. Handcrafted by the Gobah Tengey-Seddoh Family, this extraordinary double weave textile is one of the most difficult patterns to achieve. These expert weavers use traditional looms.
Each strip requires considerable effort, and the looms are worked with both hands and feet. Strips are generally three to four inches wide and seven to ten feet long, and the length of time it takes to complete one strip varies by the complexity of the chosen pattern. The simplest use mostly vertical, or warp patterns, and an experienced weaver can make several of those in one day. But patterns with nearly all weft (horizontal thread) patterns, where the warp design is hardly visible, can take up to four days to complete an individual strip. Each color has its own meanings in Asante culture. Green is fertility and new harvest, gold is royalty, black is strength, aging, and spirituality, while white is purity. The patterns themselves are carefully chosen symbols, which a master weaver develops and names, often to honor people, historical events, or proverbs.
Multi-Colored Handwoven Cotton Blend Kente Cloth Scarf, "Ohemaa Beauty"$44.99
Wrap yourself in the handwoven attire of royalty with this gorgeous scarf. Madam Adwoa and Onyame Akwan Dooso present the skillfully woven kente cloth, traditionally reserved for the queens of Ghana. This particular motif features the golden stool that represents the royal throne of the Ashanti people. The artists name this cotton blend scarf which means "queen" in the Akan language.
Hand Loomed Multicolored Kente Cloth Scarf (5 Inch Width), "Sika Gua"$54.99
This hand-woven kente cloth scarf is presented by Ghana's Madam Adwoa and Onyame Akwan Dooso. The cotton and rayon blend fabric is crafted on a traditional loom in shades of saffron, crimson, white, orange, green and black. The or "golden stool" motif signifies a kente cloth woven especially for kings and queens for use at special occasions. The stool or throne symbolizes the richness and beauty of the Ashanti kingdom.
Fair Trade Pink Green and Orange Kente Scarf (16 Inch Width), "Ahoufe"$179.99
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 vibrant shades of yellow-orange, pink and green. She names her design , which means "beauty" in the Akan tongue. 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.