UPDATE: Unfortunately, CourseCraft is shutting down in April 2022. We are working on creating a new alternative for Kwasi’s unique online weaving course. We will either use another online platform or use a YouTube channel with private lessons. Please contact Kwasi directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 569-5153 for more information. Hello Friends – we hope … More Kwasi Asare is offering a special Kwanzaa holiday discount for his online Kente weaving course!
The May 2021 cover of Vogue Magazine featured Amanda Gorman in a Kente dress inspired by Ghanaian American designer Virgil Abloh. Abloh had a massive impact in fashion, as well as influencing graphic art for musicians like Kanye West, Jay Z, Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky and others. … More RIP Virgil Abloh, Ghanaian-American Designer Extraordinaire
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!
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!!!!!!!!
“Quality” by Fuse ODG This dope video by Fuse ODG – Ghanaian artist and musician Nana Richard Abiona – is a great example of the fantastic new possibilities that are evolving in artistic expression with Kente cloth. As you can see, all the lovely models in this music video are wearing Kente – the look … More “Quality” Fuse ODG, Kente and the beauty of an African woman
Africa is the source and origin of human life and much of humanity’s history, culture and evolution. Many of the foundations of science, medicine, astronomy, technology and mythology are directly traceable to Ancient Egypt (Kemet), later disseminated to Western civilization through Greece and Rome. Despite the oppression and underdevelopment of colonialism as well as limited access to … More Thoughts of a Kente weaver on the unity of African art, culture, design and spirituality
Laolu Senbanjo is capturing center stage these days, including a high profile collaboration of his unmistakable body painting style with Beyonce, on her upcoming HBO premier of Lemonade. Senbanjo describes his body painting is part of the sacred art of the Ori; it binds both himself as an artist and the subjects of canvas. “In my language, Yoruba … More Laolu Senbanjo’s high energy collaboration with Queen Beyonce in “Lemonade”
Omar Buckley and his Ramomar designer label and art has tongues wagging about his sleek shoes, handbags, dresses and other clothing with iconic Kemetic imagery. This is real the Goddess bootie…
Artist Joshua Mays describes this beautiful painting as “Advance possibility through advanced perspective.” I was immediately drawn to the painting, of course, because of its title. It has a feeling and an energy that expresses something of what I experience as a Kente weaver, which ties into the idea of the African Creation myth of … More The Weaver
http://www.ultimatehistoryproject.com/kente-cloth-and-the-history-of-the-ashanti-people.html By JESSICA ACHBERGER Kente cloth is deeply intertwined with the history of the Ashanti nation. The Ashanti Empire or Confederacy, which was located in what is today Ghana, first emerged in West Africa during the seventeenth century. The Ashanti are members of the Akan people who speak the Akan or Ashanti dialect. The word … More Kente: Not just any cloth