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Cotton blend kente cloth scarf, 'Progress' (12 inch width) - Handmade Kente Scarf from Ghana Artisan (12 Inch Width) Curate

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Progress Handmade Kente Scarf from Ghana Artisan (12 Inch Width)

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Originated by the Akan peoples of Ghana, colorful kente cloth is the best-known of all African textiles. Kente cloth is woven in strips, which is how it came by its name (kente means "basket" in the Ashanti dialect). Ghana's Rachel Armah creates this colorful cotton blend scarf in cheerful shades of purple, saffron, brown and aqua.

In kente 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.

  • 0.18 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • 31.5 cm W x 151 cm H
  • 12.5" W x 59" 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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"Not as a expected"

I was so disappointed with this. While the colors are beautiful, the edges are frayed and coming apart. It's not one piece of cloth. It's 3 panels sewed together and they are so uneven.. There are threads coming out all over. I was going to purchase the purple one but this is just way too expensive. I'll have to take it to a seamstress to have it repaired.

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Not worth the money
Best Uses
  • Maybe a runner for a table

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3 Testimonials for Rachel Armah


Hello Rachel! Thank you for the lovely earrings. My mother loves them! Best regards, Zach


Wow! You really have some talent to make some beautiful objects! You seem like a lovable person and we feel that love through your wonderfully crafted objects! I’m really happy with my purchase thank you :)


The necklace is beautiful. I receive many compliments and inquiries as to where the necklace came from.