African Women's Cotton Shawls(43 items)
Featured Review on African Women's Cotton Shawls
This is a wonderful Heirloom to pass along
This is a beautiful work of art. To wear it is inspiring. To see it up close is amazing. A wonderful gift and heirloom to be able to pass on to my Grandchildren of the rich culture and talent of Africa. May success and happiness follow this wonderful artist.
Popular African Women's Cotton Shawls
Majestically Green Batik Dyed 100% Cotton Shawl with Fringe, "Good Thing"$47.99
The deep forest greens of this 100% cotton shawl are sure to cloak you within majestic delight. Ghanaian artist Gladys Ayorkor Ayi adds sublime dimension to the shawl by imprinting it with batik style designs. Ayi calls this knotted fringed shawl , which translates as "Good Thing."
Ghanaian 4-Strip Kente Cloth Shawl in Turquoise and Yellow, "Artisan Hands"$137.99
Woven by hand, four 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.
Handwoven Cotton Blend Kente Cloth Shawl (17 inch width), "Fathia Beauty"$139.99
Ghana's Rachel Armah celebrates the African tradition of cloth, weaving this textile by hand on the traditional loom. Crafted of cotton and rayon blend fibers, it features four colorful strips of cloth that are sewn together, serving as an excellent shawl.
Silk Screen Handwoven Cotton Shawl from Ghana, "Collective Wisdom"$149.99
By Ghana's Charity Jobarteh, this dramatic cotton shawl depicts West African symbols. These visual icons convey collective wisdom or sayings. The Ghanaian artist weaves the shawl of cotton, creating the motifs with the silk screen technique. is a square with lines moving from each corner toward the center. A symbol of good fortune and sanctity, it represents "that which removes bad luck." is comprised of four spirals that meet in the center and depicts ram's horns. It is a symbol of humility together with strength. with its four arms, is known as "the hair style of court attendants" and represents service and loyalty. links two vertical ovals with a diamond shape in the center. It is a reminder that God is in the heavens. is depicted as thick vertical lines that move back and forth to culminate in four short perpendicular lines. The word means "twisting" and it is a symbol of initiative, dynamism and versatility. looks a bit like a curving formée cross that is open in the center. Its shape represents that house/compound and Fihankra represents security and safety. the seal of law is a symbol is an oval with two sections, joined in the center by a padlock. It is a symbol of authority. shows nine squares forming a cross and the squares represent tufts of hair. It is a symbol of priestly office, loyalty, and adroitness. or spider's web, is a circle surrounded by seven rays. It is a symbol of wisdom, creativity and the complexities of life.