Women's Kente Shawls(38 items)
Welcome to NOVICA's Women's Kente Shawl Collection designed and crafted for you by talented artisans worldwide.
Featured Review on Women's Kente 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 Women's Kente Shawls
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.
Two-Strip Handwoven Green and Red African Kente Scarf, "Fathia Elegance"$77.99
Named Fathia, an Egyptian woman's name, this wrap scarf displays the vibrant geometric motifs characteristic of traditional kente cloth. It is woven by hand from a cotton blend to create a single strip of kente fabric. From Rachel Armah, it showcases traditional West African motifs.
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.
Handwoven Traditional Kente Cloth Scarf 20 Inch Width, "Purple Makomaso Adeae"$119.99
Madam Adwoa shares her mother's teachings with the extraordinary design of this kente cloth. The cotton blend fabric is woven on a traditional loom in purple, yellow, black, white, and green. Each strip of kente cloth requires considerable effort, and the looms are worked with both hands and feet. Madam Adwoa calls her design "Makomaso Adeae," which in Akan means "My Heart's Desire." features interwoven strips of cloth, and was once reserved for the sole use of kings. It is a textile tradition of the Akan people, who convey meaning and symbolism to each kente cloth. Green is associated with fertility and new harvest, gold with royalty, and black with strength, aging and spirituality. White is associated with purity, and purple is associated with the female essence of life.
Handwoven Cotton Blend Kente Cloth Shawl (13 Inch Width), "Fathia Beauty"$154.99
The Akan tradition of cloth is celebrated with this rich textile from Ghana. Rachel Armah hand-weaves the kente cloth on the traditional loom using cotton and rayon blend fibers. She creates three strips of cloth and sews them together. Colorful motifs decorate the cloth, which makes for an excellent shawl or scarf.