Colorful Rayon and Cotton Blend Kente Shawl (18 in.), "Kente Princess"
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Evoking the dress of an African princess, this wrap scarf is handwoven of a rayon and cotton blend on a traditional loom. Ghanaian artisan Rachel Armah creates this shawl in the cultural style of kente cloth, featuring zigzags and geometric patterns in tones of saffron, maize, crimson, amethyst, and leaf. The artisan combines four strips of the fabric.
Rachel Armah has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $100 and the most recent for $150. Proceeds were used to stock up on beads and stones for her jewelry.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.
This artist supports children under the age of 18.