CourseCraft is Shutting Down – Kwasi’s Online Course is Transitioning to a New Platform

Hello Friends – During these past two years, Kwasi used the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to create the world’s first online Kente weaving course. Despite that being a wonderful achievement, we regret to inform you that the platform Kwasi originally selected, will be closing down in early April of this year. This is an … More CourseCraft is Shutting Down – Kwasi’s Online Course is Transitioning to a New Platform

Kwasi Asare demonstrating Kente weaving at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

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

Introducing the WORLD’S FIRST online Kente weaving course – brought to you by Kwasi Asare!

COVID-19 and the creation of Kwasi Asare’s online Kente weaving course 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 kwasister@gmail.com … More Introducing the WORLD’S FIRST online Kente weaving course – brought to you by Kwasi Asare!

Kente Cloth Workshops at the Adrinka Studio, Mount Rainier, Maryland

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

A Kente weaving workshop at the Adrinka Studio

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

A Kente cloth workshop for Daughters of the American Revolution

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 Workshop in Rahway, NJ, Sunday May 5, 2019

Hello Friends, lovers of Africa and the Kente cloth tradition – we are having our next workshop in two weeks in Rahway, New Jersey on Sunday, May 5, 2019. The workshop will be held at the Cultured Expressions Sewing and Quilting Studio at 1417 Main Street, NJ, 07065, from 2 pm to 6 pm. In … More Kente Cloth Workshop in Rahway, NJ, Sunday May 5, 2019

3 Generations of Ashanti: A father-son-grandson Kente weaving legacy

It is with great joy that I share with others this photograph of the Kente cloth my father, A.E. Asare, wove for the United Nations. The name of this piece is “Tikoronkoagyina,” which roughly translates into English as, “One head does not go into council. Two heads are better than one.” I barely even knew … More 3 Generations of Ashanti: A father-son-grandson Kente weaving legacy

Thoughts of a Kente weaver on the unity of African art, culture, design and spirituality

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