Women's Patterned Kente Scarves(37 items)
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Gobah Tengey-Seddoh Kente weaves
Gobah Tengey-Seddoh is a family of weavers who have been in kente weaving since 1821.
Gobah Tengey-Seddoh is a family of weavers who have been in kente weaving since 1821.... read more
Popular Women's Patterned Kente Scarves
Kente Cotton Patterned Scarf, "Takpekpe Le Anloga"$124.99
Golden highlights add a regal touch to this superlative textile by the Gobah-Tengey family. Created in rich cloth strips, its name means "Conference in Angola." was designed in 1950 by the late Atsu Gobah Tengey-Seddoh to commemorate a special meeting called by the colonial governor to discuss an additional tax or levy being imposed on the subjects. The conference raised voices against the payment of the special levy.
Expert weavers, the Gobah Tengey-Seddoh Family creates this outstanding shawl in 100% cotton. 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.
Hand wash in cool water and use a warm iron.
Handmade Double Weave Cotton Blend Kente Cloth Scarf, "Pebbles"$34.99
Designed by a fisherman around 1898, this intricate kente cloth pattern is inspired by beach pebbles. The tiny blocks of pattern represent the thoughts of that ancestral craftsman. states a proverbial refrain: "pebbles of the shore are hard to crack." Handcrafted by the Gobah Tengey-Seddoh Family, this extraordinary double weave textile is one of the most difficult patterns to achieve. Its black, white and gold colors are classically elegant.
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.
Two Strips Handwoven Green and Red African Kente Scarf, "Akan Blessing"$94.99
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.