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Cotton blend kente cloth scarf Purple Makomaso Adeae (15 inch width) (Ghana)

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Cotton blend kente cloth scarf Purple Makomaso Adeae (15 inch width) (Ghana)

Madam Adwoa shares her mother's teachings with the extraordinary design of this kente cloth. The cotton blend fabric is woven on a traditional loom in purple, yellow, black, white, and green. Each strip of kente cloth requires considerable effort, and the looms are worked with both hands and feet. Madam Adwoa calls her design "Makomaso Adeae," which in Akan means "My Heart's Desire." Meaning "basket", kente features interwoven strips of cloth, and was once reserved means "My Heart's Desire." Meaning "basket", kente features interwoven strips of cloth, and was once reserved for the sole use of kings. It is a textile tradition of the Akan people, who convey meaning and symbolism to each kente cloth. Green is associated with fertility and new harvest, gold with royalty, and black with strength, aging and spirituality. White is associated with purity, and purple is associated with the female essence of life. read more