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 – 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 – We hope you have been keeping warm and in good spirits during this winter season. This past weekend Kwasi did a virtual presentation and educational workshop on the history and background of Kente weaving and its cultural evolution in our modern era for the Pontiac Center of Arts and Culture in Pontiac, … More Kwasi’s Asare offers Kente Presentations and Workshops at Roots Charter School and other Organizations
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!
Below is a fascinating article I found online about how the design patterns in Kente cloth can be used to teach students about mathematical algorithms that are used in computer programming. Because I am a mathematician, this article naturally caught my eye. I have done many workshops and seminars with students at elementary schools, middle … More Kente Weaving, Computer Algorithms and Creative Classroom Learning
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