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Kente Cotton Patterned Scarf, "Takpekpe Le Anloga"

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Golden highlights add a regal touch to this superlative textile by the Gobah-Tengey family. Created in rich kente cloth strips, its name means "Conference in Angola." Takpekpe was designed in 1950 by the late Atsu Gobah Tengey-Seddoh to commemorate a special meeting called by the colonial governor to discuss an additional tax or levy being imposed on the subjects. The conference raised voices against the payment of the special levy.

Expert weavers, the Gobah Tengey-Seddoh Family creates this outstanding shawl in 100% cotton. 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.

Hand wash in cool water and use a warm iron.

  • 0.30 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 50 cm W x 190 cm H
  • 19.75" W x 75" H

  • 100% cotton
  • Hand wash only
  • Use a warm iron
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
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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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