Authentic 18-in Width Black and White Kente Cloth Scarf, "Akan Blessings"
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Woven by hand on a traditional loom, this traditional kente cloth scarf is named Nhyira — "blessings" in the Twi language of Ghana's Akan people. 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. Black is strength, aging and spirituality, and white is purity. Rachel Armah presents a beautiful example of West African artistry.
- 0.29 kgs
- 0.6 lbs
- 45.5 cm W x 160 cm H
- 18" W x 63" H
- 50% cotton, 50% rayon
- Dry clean only
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- Free Gift Wrap? No
- Premium Gift Wrap? No
- Made in Ghana.
- Ships fast from USA.
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.