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Cotton kente scarf, 'Ashanti Loom' (Ghana)

Woven by hand, traditional West African kente cloth becomes a colorful scarf. Deborah Osei Boakye continues her grandfather's craft with this 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 Nsa Nua, meaning "loom" in the Akan langmbols, which a master weaver develops and names. This design is named Nsa Nua, meaning "loom" in the Akan language. read more