African Women's Multicolor Scarves(32 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!
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 Multicolor Scarves
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.
Multicolor Stripe African Kente Cloth Scarf (4 Inch Width), "Progress"$49.99
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 cheerful shades of purple, saffron, brown and aqua. 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.
Handwoven Cotton Blend Kente Cloth Scarf (9 Inch Width), "Fathia Beauty"$84.99
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.