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Unique Kente Cloth Scarf, "Kpekui"

The intricate texture in this handsome kente cloth shawl is inspired by beach... more

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The intricate texture in this handsome kente cloth shawl is inspired by beach pebbles. Designed by a fisherman around 1898, its name means "pebbles of the shore are hard to crack." The tiny blocks of pattern represent the thoughts of that ancestral craftsman. Handcrafted by the Gobah Tengey-Seddoh Family, this extraordinary double weave textile is one of the most difficult patterns to achieve. These expert weavers use traditional looms and a cotton blend.

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, while 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.

  • 0.30 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 50 cm W x 200 cm H
  • 19.75" W x 79" H

  • 60% cotton, 40% rayon
  • Dry clean only
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Carolina Vargas

From Ohio

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10/13/2021

"magic colors"

This is very special for me because of its tradition and how it takes one back into a beautiful past that we need to keep alive and preserve thanks to these artists; their passion overflows.

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Purchased Item:

Golden Pebbles on Scarlet, Authentic African Kente Cloth Red & Yellow Kpekui Scarf

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Cousin
  • Occasion: 'just because'

Kathleen

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09/26/2021

"Exquisite Pattern!"

I can wear this with a suit or jeans. It dresses up anything. I always get compliments on it, and people wonder where I got it. I always tell them. I have scarves from all over the world. This is the best way to get them without traveling.

Best Uses

  • Dress up a suit or jeans

Purchased Item:

African Net, Green and Multicolor Cotton Blend Kente Cloth Scarf

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Kathleen

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03/23/2021

"I feel so alive when wearing it."

The colors are stunning and the design unique. It lies beautifully around the neck. People always want to know where I got it.

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vibrant color intricate design

Best Uses

  • Can also be used as a table runner

Purchased Item:

Golden Pebbles on Scarlet, Authentic African Kente Cloth Red & Yellow Kpekui Scarf

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Linda

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11/23/2019

"Beautiful workmanship"

I received the scarf today and I am so glad. It is a beautiful scarf that I am going to gift with the Kente backpack that I ordered before. I am sure this will be a special gift for the person I am giving it to. It is beautifully done with gold keys and stripes.

Purchased Item:

Golden Key, African Kente Cloth Brown and Gold Scarf

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Barbara

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06/23/2018

"my scarf"

Beautifully woven thank you.

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African Net, Green and Multicolor Cotton Blend Kente Cloth Scarf

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