Thanks for checking out my shop. My name is Mia, I am a Cameroonian designer based out of Brooklyn NY, all of my Products are Handmade, customized or upcycled. Some of my pieces are one of a kind so that means first come, first serve. My African origins and many world travels insipre much of my work. I use fabrics and materials from West Africa and all over the world but Kente is my favorite by far. Every item is one of a kind... just like each one of us!! Feel free to message me for questions.
A little history and meaning of the colors of Kente cloth
Kente cloth is produced by the Akan people. It is a royal and sacred cloth worn only in times of extreme importance. Kente was the cloth of kings. Over time, the use of kente fabric became more widespread, however its importance has remained and it is held in high esteem in the Akan family and the entire country of Ghana.
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; assoc. with the moon
white—purification, sanctification rites and festive occasions
yellow—preciousness, royalty, wealth, fertility, beauty