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Cotton blend kente cloth scarf, 'Ahoufe' (12 inch width) - Multicolored Kente Cloth Scarf from Africa (12 Inch Width) Curate

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Ahoufe Multicolored Kente Cloth Scarf from Africa (12 Inch Width)

Originated by the Akan peoples of Ghana, colorful kente cloth is the best-known... more

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Originated by the Akan peoples of Ghana, colorful kente cloth is the best-known of all African textiles. Kente cloth is woven in strips, which is how it came by its name (kente means "basket" in the Ashanti dialect). Ghana's Rachel Armah creates this colorful cotton blend scarf in vibrant shades of yellow-orange, pink and green. She names her design ahoufe, which means "beauty" in the Akan tongue.

In kente 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.

  • 0.15 kgs
  • 0.3 lbs
  • 31.5 cm W x 161 cm H
  • 12.5" W x 63" H

  • 50% cotton, 50% rayon
  • Dry clean only
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
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Rachel Armah

Meet the Artist
Rachel Armah

Beaded jewelry

West Africa
3 artist reviews

3 Testimonials for Rachel Armah

Zach

Hello Rachel! Thank you for the lovely earrings. My mother loves them! Best regards, Zach

Jon

Wow! You really have some talent to make some beautiful objects! You seem like a lovable person and we feel that love through your wonderfully crafted objects! I’m really happy with my purchase thank you :)

Geneve

The necklace is beautiful. I receive many compliments and inquiries as to where the necklace came from.
 
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