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
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.
Three Strips Handwoven Green and Red African Kente Shawl, "Akan Blessing"$124.99
Black complements red and green in a colorful scarf by Rachel Armah. Woven by hand, traditional West African kente cloth depicts a design known as Nhyira. The phrase means "blessing" in the Akan language.
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.
Multicolored Kente Handcrafted Cloth 15 Inch Width, "Makomaso Adeae"$149.99
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 blue, red, 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, yellow with royalty, and black with strength, aging and spirituality. White is associated with purity, red with politics and spirituality, and blue is used in a variety of ways to symbolize spiritual sanctity, fortune, peacefulness and love.
Cotton Kente Cloth Scarf, "Healing"$157.99
Combining shades of pale gray and black, Gobah Tengey-Seddoh creates an outstanding example of kente cloth art. Gray derives its symbolism from ash, used for healing and cleansing rituals. Black represents physical aging and the spiritual maturity it brings. Each strip requires considerable effort, and the looms are worked with both hands and feet. The patterns themselves are carefully chosen symbols, which a master weaver develops and names, often to honor people, historical events or proverbs.