African Rayon $100 to $200(47 items)
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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.
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 Rayon $100 to $200
Kente Scarf from Africa, "Tribute to Mother"$139.99
This vibrant, versatile textile is an outstanding example of kente cloth art. Crafted in brilliant colors by the Gobah Tengey-Seddoh Family, its name means "mother" () "first" () in homage to the artisan's mother. The design originated in the seventeenth century, when bright colors came into vogue after centuries of using browns, blacks and whites.
Expert weavers, the Gobah Tengey-Seddoh Family creates this exquisite shawl in 100% rayon. 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, and 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.
Cotton kente tote bag, "Neighborly Love"$107.99
Ghana's Alex Boakye evokes vibrant elegance with the design of this tote. Sewn in black cotton, the patterns and colors are unique to kente artistry. Historically, kente was reserved for special occasions, festive and/or sacred. Now kente artistry stands as a symbol of prestige, cheerfulness and glamour. The lined interior features a handy pocket, while the stylish handles are crafted from natural rattan.
Cotton Kente Cloth Scarf, "Fishnet"$139.99
Woven by hand, this exceptional kente cloth scarf features colorful rectangles on a brown background. Alternating squares show a fishnet pattern giving the scarf its name – or "Net" in the Ewe language. By the Gobah Tengey-Seddoh Family, 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.
Cotton kente cloth scarf, "God's Richness"
Combining shades of blue and ash, Gobah Tengey-Seddoh creates an outstanding example of kente cloth art. He names this scarf the word means "God's Richness" in the language of the Ewe people from Ghana's Volta region. 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.