Women's Patterned Multicolor Kente Scarves(23 items)
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kente scarf for my wife.
saw a number of legislators wearing various kente scarfs at a memorial service for their colleague.. thought my wife would like one did research, found this one on novica, bought it and my wife absolutely loved it. 5 stars.
Loved the Inspirational Name
I purchased this as a gift for a very special, particular individual. She is a very sweet, caring individual who disdains extravagance and has dedicated her life to serve others. She absolutely loved it as a Christmas gift!
Deborah Osei Boakye Kente cloth art
"Through kente cloth, I can express my appreciation of how the Ashanti culture and Western culture have found a point of integration."
"I am the last of nine children, born in June of 1965 in Accra, the capital of Ghana.... read more
Popular Women's Patterned Multicolor Kente Scarves
Cotton kente cloth scarf, "Sky Ladder"$67.99
Once a craft reserved only for men, today designer Deborah Osei Boakye preserves her grandfather's legacy with this exquisite kente cloth scarf. It is woven on a traditional handcrafted loom, with a rich cotton blend in shades of bright yellow and cool blue. According to Ashanti tradition, it is the weaver who names each piece, and this one is called the Akan word for "ladder."
Cotton kente scarf, "Ashanti Loom"$59.99
Woven by hand, traditional West African kente cloth becomes a colorful scarf. Deborah Osei Boakye continues her grandfather's craft with this 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 "loom" in the Akan language.
Kente Scarf from Africa, "Tribute to Mother"$139.99
This vibrant, versatile textile is an outstanding example of kente cloth art. Crafted in brilliant colors by the Gobah Tengey-Seddoh Family, its name means "mother" () "first" () in homage to the artisan's mother. The design originated in the seventeenth century, when bright colors came into vogue after centuries of using browns, blacks and whites.
Expert weavers, the Gobah Tengey-Seddoh Family creates this exquisite shawl in 100% rayon. 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, and 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.