Naomi Campbell on the profitability and marketing African fashion and fabrics

Recently, when Naomi Campbell was at a fashion show in Durban, South Africa, she touched upon an important subject in art, culture and fashion that probably isn’t talked about enough. The typical historical pattern for Africa – and other indigenous nations and cultures around the world – is for Europeans and the Western world to … More Naomi Campbell on the profitability and marketing African fashion and fabrics

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

Networking and a growing national interest in Kente cloth art and culture workshops

With the explosion of interest in African aesthetics, Kente cloth weaving and African fashion design (in large part influenced by the fabulous success of the film “Black Panther”), Kwasi Asare is very interested in engaging with audiences in the Washington, D.C. area and across the country through presentations on Kente weaving and special hands-on workshops … More Networking and a growing national interest in Kente cloth art and culture workshops

‘Wearing Wakanda’: “Black Panther,” Kente cloth weaving and African fabrics

In 2018, the Marvel film “Black Panther” became a worldwide cultural phenomenon and had a stunning impact on global audiences as well as shattering myths and expectations of what a predominantly black film and cast could achieve in terms of critical acclaim and box office commercial success. “Black Panther” became the 3rd highest grossing film … More ‘Wearing Wakanda’: “Black Panther,” Kente cloth weaving and African fabrics