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
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
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.
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 email@example.com 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
It was bound to happen – eventually someone was going to do it… Now – just before for the 2021 holiday season, Champ Boxers has produced a line of Kente cloth underpants!!! lol It appears that these “Motherland Edition” briefs have Kente cloth patterns in bold colors that are intended to make men feel a … More Kente Underwear – Someone had to do it!
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!
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!