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Product ID: 51225

Handmade Kente Cloth, "Royal Checks"

byGobah Tengey-Seddoh: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (3)
Designed by a fisherman around 1898, this intricate kente cloth pattern is... more

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Designed by a fisherman around 1898, this intricate kente cloth pattern is inspired by beach pebbles. The tiny blocks of pattern represent the thoughts of that ancestral craftsman. Kpekui states a proverbial refrain: "pebbles of the shore are hard to crack." Handcrafted by the Gobah Tengey-Seddoh Family, this extraordinary double weave textile is one of the most difficult patterns to achieve.

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. But 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.

  • 0.32 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 45 cm W x 200 cm H
  • 17.75" W x 79" H

  • 60% cotton, 40% rayon
  • Dry clean only
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Verified Reviewer

11/23/2019

"Beautiful workmanship"

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I received the scarf today and I am so glad. It is a beautiful scarf that I am going to gift with the Kente backpack that I ordered before. I am sure this will be a special gift for the person I am giving it to. It is beautifully done with gold keys and stripes.

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Golden Key, African Kente Cloth Brown and Gold Scarf

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06/23/2018

"my scarf"

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Beautifully woven thank you.

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Purchased Item:

African Net, Green and Multicolor Cotton Blend Kente Cloth Scarf

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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