NOVICA Black and White 100% Cotton Shawl, 'Akuaba'
NOVICA Black and White 100% Cotton Shawl, 'Akuaba' by NOVICA at Abuja Media. MPN: 244721. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake
About this item: Ghanaian artisan Charity Jobarteh weaves the fabric for this handmade shawl from 100% cotton. Fringes on the ends provide added interest for this unique piece. The fabric is screen-printed with a repeating pattern in black and cream depicting the traditional Akan fertility dolls known as akuaba. The dolls are traditionally worn on the backs of Akan women who hope to conceive. The spirit of these fertility dolls is also present in the shawl as the piece pays homage to this aspect of Akan culture.
59.0" L x 24.5" W
- All natural dyes
- Hand wash only
About our Artist: My name is Charity Jobarteh. I was born in 1954 in Accra, Ghana. My friends describe me as a friendly, loyal and kind person. During my secondary school education, I was taught handicrafts in a vocational school. I loved working with my hands; I developed a passion for it. When I completed school, I trained as a seamstress and at needlework. Through this I developed an interest in colors and traditional decorations. My belief in myself helped me develop fast with the skills I acquired. Starting out on my own was quite challenging; full of hard work, but rewarding. I get my inspiration through imagination and from nature. The favorite thing about my art is when I come up with unique designs and am able to produce them perfectly. My dream is to set up an NGO to help create jobs for people in the arts and crafts sector. I hope to export some of my products to other countries. My plan is to have a larger organization and expand my horizons....
Features & Highlights
- Authentic: an original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.
- Certified: comes with an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.
- NOVICA works with Charity Jobarteh to craft this item.
- Exceptional Quality: crafted with care to be treasured as a keepsake for many years to come.
- Product info: 100% cotton
|Item Weight:||0.72 pounds|
|Package Size:||5.12 x 1.57 x 1.57 inches|