African Women's Kente Scarves(28 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 Kente Scarves
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.
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.
Multi-Colored Geometric Woven Kente Cloth with Fringe, "Kente Queen"$54.99
Ghana's Madam Adwoa and Onyame Akwan Dooso employ traditionally handwoven kente cloth to create a modern twist in this scarf. A cotton blend is woven into intriguing geometric shapes, while soft fringe adorns the ends. This particular design is reserved for queens during special dancing occasions. Each color symbolizes something significant in Asante culture. Here, yellow is wealth, red is victory in war and green represents growth.
Handwoven Cotton Blend Kente Cloth Scarf (9 Inch Width), "Fathia Beauty"$79.99
Ghanaian artisan Rachel Armah celebrates the rich tradition of Akan cloth. Handwoven on the traditional loom using cotton and rayon blend fibers, it features two strips of cloth that are then sewn together. Colorful motifs decorate the cloth, which makes for an excellent scarf. The scarf is named an Akan name.