Handwoven Traditional Cotton Blend 10-Inch Width Kente Cloth, "Obi Nkyere Akwadaa Nyame"
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Woven by hand, traditional West African kente cloth is dazzling. Madam Adwoa continues with her mother's craft with this extraordinary design. 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. Golden yellow is for royalty and blue is for togetherness. Purple is the color of femininity. The patterns themselves are carefully chosen symbols, which a master weaver develops and names. This design is named Obi Nkyere Akwadaa Nyame, meaning "Nobody points a child to God" in the Akan language.
Madam Adwoa and Onyame Akwan Dooso has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2000 and the most recent for $250. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood, polish, sandpaper and wood stain for production.
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 is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.