Multicolor Hand Woven Kente Cloth Scarf Shawl 18 Inch Width, "Edwene Asa"
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Ghana's Madam Adwoa and Onyame Akwan Dooso presents this traditional design kente known as Edwene asa. The phrase means "all motifs are used up" in the Akan language. Each strip of kente cloth requires considerable effort, and the looms are worked with both hands and feet. According to kente weaving traditions, each color has its own meaning: green stands for fertility and new harvest; black is signifies strength, aging and spirituality; and white represents purity. Pink is associated with social thought; grey derives its symbolism from the ashes used for healing and cleansing rituals to restore spiritual balance. Red is the color of heightened spiritual mood, sacrifice and struggle.
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.