Just before the Memorial Day weekend, Kwasi Asare was back in his groove, doing Kente weaving workshops with elementary, middle school and high school students. Kwasi put on his Kente Weaving Educational workshop for 4th graders at East Farms Elementary School in Farmington, Connecticut on Thursday, May 25th; he did a series of 4 one-hour … More A Wonderful Kente Weaving Educational Workshop for East Farms Elementary School Students
Friends – Kente cloth is one of the best gifts you can give your mother on Mother’s Day! Kwasi Asare’s handmade, authentic Kente cloths are a gift representing African culture, heritage and dignity. Kente cloths can be used as wall hangings, or for household décor on tables, chairs and couches – or as personal, wearable … More Kente Cloth – A Perfect Gift for Mother’s Day!
Once again Kwasi Asare is doing one of his favorite activities – doing hands-on workshops teaching children about Kente cloth and the history and culture of Kente weaving! On Thursday, May 25th, 2023 at 9 am at East Farms Elementary School in Farmington, Connecticut, Kwasi will bring his small looms into the classroom and teach … More A Kente Cloth Education Workshop for East Farms Elementary School, Farmington, Connecticut
Once again, we are seeing the cultural influence of Kente cloth with politicians, in the national news. During their recent visit to Ghana, a lot of people got a big kick out of watching Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff wrapped in a full Kente robe, while Vice President Kamala Harris draped a much smaller Kente cloth … More Vice President Kamala Harris visits Africa and Ghana
Once again, Black History Month is here and this is a great time for schools, churches and community organizations to explore the history, beauty and artistry of Kente cloth! As always, Kente master weaver Kwasi Asare is available for both online and live workshops and presentations on Kente during Black History Month. Kwasi’s live workshops … More Exploring Kente Weaving, History and Culture for Black History Month 2023
Hello Friends – We’d like to wish you a happy December as the holiday season is upon us!!! This has been quite a long year for Kwasi, and hence you haven’t heard from him for a while. Kwasi has taken a new job teaching and has been doing some part time work in Washington, D.C. … More Moving into the Holiday Season
Hello Friends – after much thought and deliberation, Kwasi has come up with a solution for the next phase of his digital Kente weaving course. As many of you know, Kwasi created the world’s first online Kente weaving during the 2020 pandemic, when so many of us were quarantined at home. Kwasi’s course was presented … More A New Distribution System for Kwasi’s Asare’s online Kente weaving Course
Kwasi Asare was at the Pontiac Arts Center on May 5-8, 2022 for a special presentation and workshop on Kente weaving. A great time was had by all! Hello Friends – Kwasi had a wonderful and joyous weekend workshop at the Pontiac Arts Center in Pontiac, Michigan!!! There was a diverse crowd at the three … More Kwasi Asare’s Kente Weaving Workshop in Pontiac, Michigan
Hello Friends – here are some photos from Kwasi’s recent Kente weaving workshop at the Roots Charter School in Washington, D.C., as well as pictures from another workshop Kwasi did at Calverton School, in Huntington, Maryland. As you can see, children respond very well when they can experience their own creativity working with Kente! Working … More Kwasi Asare’s Spring 2022 Kente Weaving Workshops
Friends – this past weekend Kwasi did a Kente weaving workshop at Roots Charter School, in Washington, D.C. The workshop was quite a success and had a very positive atmosphere! There were people of all ages – from elementary school children and young teenagers to community elders. Everyone had a great time learning how to … More Kwasi Asare holds Special Community Weaving Workshop at Roots Charter School in Washington, D.C.