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Ghanaian 4-Strip Kente Cloth Shawl in Turquoise and Yellow

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SKU: 354750
Woven by hand, four strips of traditional West African kente cloth become a colorful scarf. Deborah Osei Boakye continues her grandfather's craft with this extraordinary design. Each strip of kente cloth requires considerable effort, and the looms are worked with both hands and feet. Each color has its own meanings in Ashanti culture, and the patterns themselves are carefully chosen symbols, which a master weaver develops and names. This design is named Nsatsia, meaning 'fingers' in the Akan language. Its motifs suggest interlocking fingers from both hands.
  • 50% cotton, 50% rayon
  • 0.64 lbs
  • 18 inches W x 64 inches H
  • Made in Ghana

Meet the Artist

Deborah Osei Boakye