My Palava Kente Scarf/Head Wrap Review

My Palava Kente Scarf/Head Wrap

  • 100% Polyester, light and breathable fabric
  • Machine wash with warm water
  • Perfect for any occasion, including beaches, weddings, office wear, parties, formal events or casual wear
  • Pattern, “Fathia fata Nkrumah” meaning, (Fathia is a befitting wife for Nkrumah).
  • Size, Approx: 175cm x 96cm

Versatile Kente Scarf with authentic African design depicting true African symbolism. The vibrant colors in this print will blend nicely with any outfit: casual or formal. Large and versatile enough to be worn in different styles. It can be worn in the office, at the beach, as a head wrap, casually or at any formal events. It is the ideal scarf for all occasions. This scarf is a print fabric of the Kente cloth, which is a fabric traditionally worn in Ghana, West Africa with the patterns and colors having meaning. The origin of kente is in the Akan empire of Bonoman. Most Akans migrated out of the area that was Bonoman to create various states. The Ewe people think the weaving of Kente originates with them, although they are not claiming they invented the art of weaving. They suggest that the name is derived from Kete which relates to the two alternating rhythmic actions (ke and te, meaning open and press in the Ewe language) associated with the weaving of the loom. Colors and meaning: * Black: maturation, intensified spiritual energy * Blue: peacefulness, harmony and love * Green: vegetation, planting, harvesting, growth, spiritual renewal * Gold: royalty, wealth, high status, glory, spiritual purity * Grey: healing and cleansing rituals; associated with ash * Maroon: the color of mother earth; associated with healing * Pink: assoc. with the female essence of life; a mild, gentle aspect of red * Purple: assoc. with feminine aspects of life; usually worn by women * Red: political and spiritual moods; bloodshed; sacrificial rites and death. * Silver: serenity, purity, joy; associated with the moon * White: purification, sanctification rites and festive occasions * Yellow: preciousness, royalty, wealth, fertility, beauty. The patterns in this print is known as “Fathia fata Nkrumah”, meaning “Fathia is a befitting wife for Nkrumah”. Helena Ritz Fathia Nkrumah was the first lady and wife of president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

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