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Handwoven Traditional Kente Cloth Scarf 15 Inch Width, "Purple Makomaso Adeae"

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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 purple, 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."

Meaning "basket", kente 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, gold with royalty, and black with strength, aging and spirituality. White is associated with purity, and purple is associated with the female essence of life.

  • 0.26 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 39 cm W x 184 cm H
  • 15.25" W x 72" H

  • 50% cotton, 50% rayon
  • Dry clean only
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
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You can find cotton blend kente cloth scarf 'Purple Makomaso Adeae' (15 inch width) by Madam Adwoa and Onyame Akwan Dooso in accessories categories such as Kente Shawls, Cotton Shawls, Rayon Shawls, Cotton Blend Shawls and Rayon Blend Shawls. Enjoy exploring these sections for other Novica treasures.

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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.

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9 Testimonials for Madam Adwoa and Onyame Akwan Dooso

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Thank you Madam Adowa and your group for this beautiful bowl. I have placed it on my accent table. Would like bigger sizes in future please....

Nanette

Mount Pearl NFLD

The Patience mask I ordered is quite lovely. Wonderful attention to detail and well-made. I am going to give it to my dad for his birthday. He is injured at the moment and could certainly use the reminder to be patient. Thank you

Judy

Lima, Ohio, USA

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