Golden Pebbles on Scarlet

Authentic African Kente Cloth Red & Yellow Kpekui Scarf

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SKU: 389180
Combining cotton in red and buttercup yellow, the Gobah Tengey-Seddoh Family weaves this extraordinary kente cloth scarf. The motif is known as Kpekui. Designed by a fisherman around 1898, its name means 'pebbles of the shore are hard to crack.' The tiny blocks of pattern represent the thoughts of that ancestral craftsman.

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.

Each color has its own meanings in Asante, or Ashanti culture. Red represents a heightened spiritual and political mood, sacrifice, and struggle, while yellow stands for vitality and fertility, spirituality and wealth.
  • 100% cotton
  • Dry clean or hand wash in cold water
  • Dry in the shade
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • 0.25 lbs
  • 74 inches L x6 inches W
  • Made in Ghana

Meet the Artist

Gobah Tengey-Seddoh