African Women's Patterned Shawls(43 items)
Featured Review on African Women's Patterned Shawls
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 Shawls
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.
Signed Ghanaian Cotton Batik Shawl in Brown and Gold, "Golden Moonlight Village"$79.99
Bathed in moonlight, a traditional Ghanaian country home nestles at the foot of a baobab tree. K. Baka conveys sensations of beauty and safety in this beautiful signature shawl. He works in batik on cotton and adds fringe at each end.
Silk Screen Handwoven Cotton Shawl from Ghana, "Collective Wisdom"$149.99
By Ghana's Charity Jobarteh, this dramatic cotton shawl depicts West African symbols. These visual icons convey collective wisdom or sayings. The Ghanaian artist weaves the shawl of cotton, creating the motifs with the silk screen technique.
Multicolored Kente Handcrafted Cloth 15 Inch Width, "Makomaso Adeae"$149.99
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.