African Hand Woven(97 items)
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Featured Reviews on African Hand Woven
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.
Gold Kente Cloth
Absolutely beautiful.........I am a weaver and I am going to incorporate the fabric in a weaving of mine.
Rachel Armah Beaded jewelry
"I am a single mother of two daughters and due to the hardships I have faced as a single mother, I have done all I can to support my girls through petty trading and teaching."
Popular African Hand Woven
Handmade Kente Scarf from Ghana Artisan (12 Inch Width), "Progress"$139.99
Originated by the Akan peoples of Ghana, colorful cloth is the best-known of all African textiles. cloth is woven in strips, which is how it came by its name ( means "basket" in the Ashanti dialect). Ghana's Rachel Armah creates this colorful cotton blend scarf in cheerful shades of purple, saffron, brown and aqua. 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.
Crocheted Handle Handbag in Onyx Black and Honey Yellow, "Sunset in Africa"$119.99
Ghanaian artisan Mariama Bukari creates this delightful handle bag that is ideal for everyday use. The versatile bag is crafted by hand with wonderfully neat weaves of lightweight and sturdy cord in calming shades of onyx black and honey yellow. Simple but stylish, the handle bag opens with a metal snap to reveal a spacious, black nylon-lined interior.
Two Strips Handwoven Green and Red African Kente Scarf, "Akan Blessing"$94.99
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.
Handwoven Cotton Kente Cloth Bow Tie from Ghana, "Above All Design"$34.99
Above all others, this Ghanaian bow tie will make an eye-catching companion wherever it goes. Ghanaian designer Deborah Osei Boakye presents this tie, which is crafted of cotton kente cloth that is handwoven by African artisans. The bow tie features a dominant color in yellow with multicolored accents. An elastic strap circles the neck, so this accessory does not have to be tied.
Because the tie is cut from a much larger piece of kente cloth, colors and their placement may vary slightly.