NOVICA Multicolor Kente Cloth Scarf, 'His Better Half'
NOVICA Multicolor Kente Cloth Scarf, 'His Better Half' by NOVICA at Abuja Media. MPN: 51219. 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: The colors of fields in springtime shimmer on a rich black background in this exquisite textile by the Gobah Tengey-Seddoh Family. Created of hand-loomed kente cloth, the motif was created to honor the wife of Fathia Nkrumah, Ghana's first president. Fathia fa means "better half." In the 1960s, another, brighter kente cloth was created for the president and named Fathia Fata Nkrumah. Expert weavers, the Gobah Tengey-Seddoh Family creates this exquisite shawl in 100% rayon. 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. The simplest use mostly vertical, or warp patterns, and an experienced weaver can make several of those in one day. But patterns with nearly all weft (horizontal thread) patterns where the warp design is hardly visible can take up to four days to complete an individual strip. Each color has its own meanings in Asante culture. Green is fertility and new harvest, gold is royalty, black is strength, aging and spirituality, and white is purity. The patterns themselves are carefully chosen symbols, which a master weaver develops and names, often to honor people, historical events, or proverbs.
15.75" W x 71.0" H
- Dry clean only
About our Artist: Kente weaving in Ghana has always been a preserve of families. The quality and uniqueness of the kente cloth depends on the quality of the yarn used and the dexterity of the weaver or the family. Gobah Tengey-Seddoh is a family of...
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 Gobah Tengey-Seddoh to craft this item.
- Exceptional Quality: crafted with care to be treasured as a keepsake for many years to come.
- Product info: 100% rayon
|Item Weight:||0.66 pounds|
|Item Size:||16 x 71 x 71 inches|