Multi-Colored Geometric Woven Kente Cloth with Fringe, "Kente Queen"
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Ghana's Madam Adwoa and Onyame Akwan Dooso employ traditionally handwoven kente cloth to create a modern twist in this scarf. A cotton blend is woven into intriguing geometric shapes, while soft fringe adorns the ends. This particular design is reserved for queens during special dancing occasions. Each color symbolizes something significant in Asante culture. Here, yellow is wealth, red is victory in war and green represents growth.
Madam Adwoa and Onyame Akwan Dooso has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2000 and the most recent for $250. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood, polish, sandpaper and wood stain for production.
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 is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.