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Cotton kente cloth shawl, 'Textured Delft Blue' - Blue Black and White Hand Woven 100% Cotton Kente Shawl icon bankCurate

Product ID: 281954

Blue Black and White Hand Woven 100% Cotton Kente Shawl, "Textured Delft Blue"

Thick yarns add rich texture to this fascinating kente cloth shawl by Gobah... more

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Thick yarns add rich texture to this fascinating kente cloth shawl by Gobah Tengey-Seddoh. Strips of black, white and Delft blue make a dramatic and handsome color combination. Designed and woven of coarse local cotton in the 12th century, the lokpo 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.

  • 0.72 kgs
  • 1.6 lbs
  • 187 cm L x 48 cm W
  • 74" L x 19" W

  • 100% cotton
  • 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 kente cloth shawl 'Textured Delft Blue' by Gobah Tengey-Seddoh in accessories categories such as Kente Shawls, Hand Woven Shawls and Cotton Shawls. Enjoy exploring these sections for other Novica treasures.

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

Gobah Tengey-Seddoh has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $400. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of larger amounts of cotton yarn, for increasing production.

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3 Testimonials for Gobah Tengey-Seddoh

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Caroline

Kew Gardens, NY USA

I ordered the fishnet kente scarf. The colors are magnificent. Adds decorative color to anything I wear.

Donna

Laura

Alpharetta, Georgia, U.S.A.

 
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