African Women's Patterned Accessories(95 items)
Welcome to NOVICA's African Women's Patterned Accessories Collection designed and crafted for you by talented artisans from West Africa.
Featured Reviews on African Women's Patterned Accessories
BEAUTIFUL, ARTISAN MADE FAN
Dear Ali, I wanted to tell you and Novica customers how very pleased I am with this fan. It is so colorful and well made. I have a collection of Novica West African collectibles and I am displaying your fan as well. Thanks Novica for your excellent packaging.
kente scarf for my wife.
saw a number of legislators wearing various kente scarfs at a memorial service for their colleague.. thought my wife would like one did research, found this one on novica, bought it and my wife absolutely loved it. 5 stars.
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.
Gobah Tengey-Seddoh Kente weaves
Gobah Tengey-Seddoh is a family of weavers who have been in kente weaving since 1821.
Gobah Tengey-Seddoh is a family of weavers who have been in kente weaving since 1821.... read more
Popular African Women's Patterned Accessories
Kente cloth scarf, "His Better Half"$139.99
The colors of fields in springtime shimmer on a rich black background in this exquisite textile by the Gobah Tengey-Seddoh Family. Created of hand-loomed kente cloth, the motif was created to honor the wife of Fathia Nkrumah, Ghana's first president. means "better half." In the 1960s, another, brighter kente cloth was created for the president and named
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 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.
3 Double Layer Face Masks in Assorted Colors & Styles, "Be Deliberate"
"We must be deliberate in our actions toward staying healthy and living a pleasant life," Justina Botwey says. She crafts a trio of cotton face masks in a variety of motifs and colors. A black and white print with yellow, and a blue gingham mask are contoured with elastic loops to slip over the ears. The third mask features a green and dark brown print and ties around the head. All are double-layered, are washable and reusable.
These days as we work to slow the spread of the corona virus, we've learned that staying at home and social distancing are some of our best strategies. However, the CDC recommends we use a cloth face covering when we need to go out, and their use is mandatory in some areas of the world.
Please wear the mask no longer than 8 hours before washing it, and wash it after each use. The position of individual prints and colors will vary but the fabric will remain the same.
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.