African Women's Kente Scarves(56 items)
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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.
Loved the Inspirational Name
I purchased this as a gift for a very special, particular individual. She is a very sweet, caring individual who disdains extravagance and has dedicated her life to serve others. She absolutely loved it as a Christmas gift!
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 Women's Kente Scarves
Kente Cotton Patterned Scarf, "Takpekpe Le Anloga"$124.99
Golden highlights add a regal touch to this superlative textile by the Gobah-Tengey family. Created in rich cloth strips, its name means "Conference in Angola." was designed in 1950 by the late Atsu Gobah Tengey-Seddoh to commemorate a special meeting called by the colonial governor to discuss an additional tax or levy being imposed on the subjects. The conference raised voices against the payment of the special levy.
Expert weavers, the Gobah Tengey-Seddoh Family creates this outstanding shawl in 100% cotton. 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.
Hand wash in cool water and use a warm iron.
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.
Handmade Double Weave Cotton Blend Kente Cloth Scarf, "Pebbles"$34.99
Designed by a fisherman around 1898, this intricate kente cloth pattern is inspired by beach pebbles. The tiny blocks of pattern represent the thoughts of that ancestral craftsman. states a proverbial refrain: "pebbles of the shore are hard to crack." Handcrafted by the Gobah Tengey-Seddoh Family, this extraordinary double weave textile is one of the most difficult patterns to achieve. Its black, white and gold colors are classically elegant.
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.