Kente Fashion(145 items)
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Featured Reviews on Kente Fashion
I feel so alive when wearing it.
The colors are stunning and the design unique. It lies beautifully around the neck. People always want to know where I got it.
kente scarf for my wife.
saw a number of legislators wearing various kente scarfs at a memorial service for their colleague.. thought my wife would like one did research, found this one on novica, bought it and my wife absolutely loved it. 5 stars.
Backpack of vibrant colors
This is a smaller cloth backpack made of a thick cloth that is made of beautiful, vibrant colors, with a zippered side pocket. I plan to give as a gift at Christmas but I just had to open to see it. The workmanship is lovely, thank you.
Rachel Armah Beaded jewelry
"I am a single mother of two daughters and due to the hardships I have faced as a single mother, I have done all I can to support my girls through petty trading and teaching."
Popular Kente Fashion
Ghanaian African Kente Print Cotton 2-Layer Ear Loops Mask, "Kente Melange"$17.99
Jane Mbilla selects a colorful kente cloth print for this face mask. The pattern is known as Edwene asa, which means "all motifs are used up" in the Akan language. Each color has its own meaning in Asante culture. Green is fertility and new harvest, gold is royalty, black is strength, aging and spirituality, and white is purity. Lined in white, the cotton mask is double-layered, washable and reusable, with elastic to loop over the ears.
Placement of the motifs can vary but the fabric will be the same.
Hand Loomed Multicolored Kente Cloth Scarf (5 Inch Width), "Sika Gua"$54.99
This hand-woven kente cloth scarf is presented by Ghana's Madam Adwoa and Onyame Akwan Dooso. The cotton and rayon blend fabric is crafted on a traditional loom in shades of saffron, crimson, white, orange, green and black. The or "golden stool" motif signifies a kente cloth woven especially for kings and queens for use at special occasions. The stool or throne symbolizes the richness and beauty of the Ashanti kingdom.
Cotton Kente Cloth Scarf, "Fishnet"$139.99
Woven by hand, this exceptional kente cloth scarf features colorful rectangles on a brown background. Alternating squares show a fishnet pattern giving the scarf its name – or "Net" in the Ewe language. By the Gobah Tengey-Seddoh Family, 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.
Cotton Kente Scarf Handwoven in Blue Black and White Stripes, "Textured Lapis Blue"$139.99
Thick yarns add rich texture to this fascinating kente cloth scarf by Gobah Tengey-Seddoh. Strips of jet black, white and lapis blue make a dramatic and handsome color combination. Designed in the 12th century and woven of coarse local cotton, the pattern means "heavy or thick in texture."
Each strip requires considerable effort, and the looms are worked with both hands and feet. Strips are generally three to four inches wide and seven to ten feet long, and the length of time it takes to complete one strip varies by the complexity of the chosen pattern. The simplest use mostly vertical, or warp patterns, and an experienced weaver can make several of those in one day. However patterns with nearly all weft (horizontal thread) patterns where the warp design is hardly visible can take up to four days to complete an individual strip. Each color has its own meanings in Asante culture. Green is fertility and new harvest, gold is royalty, black is strength, aging and spirituality, while white is purity. The patterns themselves are carefully chosen symbols, which a master weaver develops and names, often to honor people, historical events, or proverbs.