African Women's Scarves(68 items)
Welcome to NOVICA's African Women's Scarf Collection designed and crafted for you by talented artisans from West Africa.
Featured Reviews on African Women's Scarves
This was a gift for my wife, who some years earlier had spent a year in Ghana. She always spoke fondly of her experiences there, meeting people and getting to know the culture. My hope was that this gift would help revive those memories at Christmastime. Success! She loves it, and so do I! Thank you, Rachel!
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 Scarves
Multicolored Kente Handcrafted Cloth 5 Inch Width, "Makomaso Adeae"$49.99
Madam Adwoa shares her mother's teachings with the extraordinary design of this kente cloth. The cotton blend fabric is woven on a traditional loom in blue, red, yellow, black, white, and green. Each strip of kente cloth requires considerable effort, and the looms are worked with both hands and feet. Madam Adwoa calls her design "Makomaso Adeae," which in Akan means "My Heart's Desire." features interwoven strips of cloth, and was once reserved for the sole use of kings. It is a textile tradition of the Akan people, who convey meaning and symbolism to each kente cloth. Green is associated with fertility and new harvest, yellow with royalty, and black with strength, aging and spirituality. White is associated with purity, red with politics and spirituality, and blue is used in a variety of ways to symbolize spiritual sanctity, fortune, peacefulness and love.
Cotton kente cloth scarf, "Vital Arrow"$59.99
Myriad arrowheads align within the hypnotic composition of this kente cloth scarf. According to kente lore, purple is associated with earth, with healing, and with the feminine aspects of life. Green and yellow both represent vitality, spirituality and fertility. Deborah Osei Boakye proudly preserves this legendary Ashanti custom as she designs the cotton kente scarf. She names this piece meaning "arrow" in the Akan language.
Handcrafted Signed Blue Batik Adinkra Scarf from Ghana, "Blue Gye Nyame"$47.99
K. Baka combines pools of green and blue to create a beautiful batik scarf with African style. Ghana's famed symbol adorns the ends, its rotating form meaning "I fear none except God." Known as an symbol, this image is revered throughout the country.
Authentic African Kente Scarf from Ghana (8 Inch Width), "Obaahema"$84.99
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 deep rose pink, green and orange. She names her design , which means "queen mother" in the Akan dialect. 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.