Hey friends – November is a time of many holiday celebrations. Early in the month there was Diwali, All Saints Day and Dia de Los Muertos; in a couple of weeks we will have Thanksgiving and the end of the year holiday season. Look your best and add a touch of style and class to … More Kente Cloth Bow Ties for Holiday Celebrations!
Friends – we love this video clip of Kwasi at work in front of his large loom, plying his craft for the 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C.!!!!!!!! This video is very short – it is less than 1 minute long – but it gives viewers a wonderful up close and detailed look at … More Kwasi Asare demonstrating Kente weaving at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Kwasi Asare conducting a special children’s Kente Cloth workshop in Richmond, Virginia on July 22, 2021. Despite the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kwasi is still conducting some live workshops and seminars! In this new era of COVID-19 and the Delta variant, we all have to make adjustments – but we can still find ways … More Kwasi Asare is still offering live Kente cloth workshops!
There’s nothing like the feel and look of authentic Kente cloth – and now Kwasi Asare has created a new line of special KENTE CLOTH BOW TIES!!!!!!!!!! These authentic Kente weave bow ties add a touch of style and beauty – and a splash of color – to any dress shirt. Just one authentic Kente … More Kwasi Asare’s New Authentic Kente Cloth Bow Ties are Now Available!!!!!!!!
Among many of the big changes happening in 2021, the great musical polymath and icon Stevie Wonder is fulfilling a long-held dream of moving to Ghana. Wonder visited Ghana and was impressed with Africa as early as 1974, but it seems his 47-year dream has become more urgent in recent years and has been informed … More Stevie Wonder: Finding Love and Hope in Ghana
The Memorial Day public execution of George Floyd triggered an avalanche of worldwide emotion, protest action and outrage that have led to local, state and national debates and legislative changes as well as a plethora of corporate and institutional policy discussions and transformations. In the midst of this historic moment, House Democratic Party leaders dawned … More Kente Cloth and the Modern Politics of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter
Hello Friends – We just want to remind everyone that Kwasi is holding a series of workshops at the Adrinka Studio in Mount Rainer, Maryland at the end of August, including both this weekend (Saturday and Sunday August 24th and 25th) and Labor Day weekend (Saturday and Sunday August 31st and September 1st). Kwasi Asare’s Kente … More Kente Cloth Workshops at the Adrinka Studio, Mount Rainier, Maryland
Kwasi Asare’s next Kente weaving workshop will be at the Adrinka Studio at 3804 34th Street in Mount Rainier, Maryland. We’ll be doing a series of workshops on two weekends at the end of August: Saturday and Sunday August 24th and 25th, as well as Labor Day weekend, Saturday August 31st and Sunday, September 1st. … More A Kente weaving workshop at the Adrinka Studio
Daughters of the American Revolution put on a number of special events throughout the year. Through the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, Kwasi Asare will be conducting a special demonstration and workshop on Kente cloth and its history, culture and weaving production – on Saturday, August 3rd, from 10 am to 3 pm. This … More A Kente cloth workshop for Daughters of the American Revolution
Kente cloth is becoming iconic. In the movie Black Panther Kente cloth was symbolic of T’challa and his royal family as role the King of Wakanda. But the appearance of Kente cloth in the film was just a reflection of how Hollywood is catching up with the pervasiveness of Kente in African and African-American … More Kente as a universal African symbol