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global-fashions:

Kukua Buckman & Daisy Asare-Akoto - SHE by Bena
Photography: Charlene Asare
Makeup: Sparkle and Shine Make Up Artists
Styling: Sheelah Ewura Abena Garbrah
global-fashions:

Kukua Buckman & Daisy Asare-Akoto - SHE by Bena
Photography: Charlene Asare
Makeup: Sparkle and Shine Make Up Artists
Styling: Sheelah Ewura Abena Garbrah
global-fashions:

Kukua Buckman & Daisy Asare-Akoto - SHE by Bena
Photography: Charlene Asare
Makeup: Sparkle and Shine Make Up Artists
Styling: Sheelah Ewura Abena Garbrah
global-fashions:

Kukua Buckman & Daisy Asare-Akoto - SHE by Bena
Photography: Charlene Asare
Makeup: Sparkle and Shine Make Up Artists
Styling: Sheelah Ewura Abena Garbrah
global-fashions:

Kukua Buckman & Daisy Asare-Akoto - SHE by Bena
Photography: Charlene Asare
Makeup: Sparkle and Shine Make Up Artists
Styling: Sheelah Ewura Abena Garbrah
global-fashions:

Kukua Buckman & Daisy Asare-Akoto - SHE by Bena
Photography: Charlene Asare
Makeup: Sparkle and Shine Make Up Artists
Styling: Sheelah Ewura Abena Garbrah
global-fashions:

Kukua Buckman & Daisy Asare-Akoto - SHE by Bena
Photography: Charlene Asare
Makeup: Sparkle and Shine Make Up Artists
Styling: Sheelah Ewura Abena Garbrah
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jabdulai:

Spotted at London’s Tate Museum of Modern Art: West African Textiles in John Gillow’s African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent
jabdulai:

Spotted at London’s Tate Museum of Modern Art: West African Textiles in John Gillow’s African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent
jabdulai:

Spotted at London’s Tate Museum of Modern Art: West African Textiles in John Gillow’s African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent
jabdulai:

Spotted at London’s Tate Museum of Modern Art: West African Textiles in John Gillow’s African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent
jabdulai:

Spotted at London’s Tate Museum of Modern Art: West African Textiles in John Gillow’s African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent
jabdulai:

Spotted at London’s Tate Museum of Modern Art: West African Textiles in John Gillow’s African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent
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ghanailoveyou:

artisont:
Man’s Wrapper20th centuryAshanti (Ghana)
Silk75 x 111 inde Young Museum, San Francisco
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lunasiam:

Love African print <3 
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fckyeahprettyafricans:

Ghanaian Women in traditional woven kente 
Kente cloth has its origin with the Ashanti Kingdom, and was adopted by people in Ivory Coast and many other West African counties. It is an Akan royal and sacred cloth worn only in times of extreme importance and was the cloth of kings. Over time, the use of kente became more widespread. However, its importance has remained and it is held in high esteem with Akans.
Kente is made in Akan lands such asAshanti Kingdom, (Bonwire,Adanwomase, Sakora Wonoo, Ntonso in the Kwabre areas of the Ashanti Region) and among Akans. Kente is also produced by Akans in Ivory Coast. Lastly, Kente is worn by many other groups who have been influenced by Akans. It is the best known of all African textiles. Kente comes from the word kenten, which means basket inAkan dialect Asante. Akans refer to kente as nwentoma, meaning woven cloth.
The icon of African cultural heritage around the world, Akan kente is identified by its dazzling, multicolored patterns of bright colors, geometric shapes, and bold designs. Kente characterized by weft designs woven into every available block of plain weaveis called adweneasa. The Akan people choose kente cloths as much for their names as their colors and patterns. Although the cloths are identified primarily by the patterns found in the lengthwise (warp) threads, there is often little correlation between appearance and name. Names are derived from several sources, including proverbs, historical events, important chiefs, queen mothers, and plants.
Ghana 
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fashizblackdiary:

Clutches & Handbags by Babatunde. 
fashizblackdiary:

Clutches & Handbags by Babatunde. 
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yagazieemezi:

YEVU is a brand that was inspired by, and developed in Ghana in 2013. The idea was to celebrate and harness the beauty of West African wax prints and the craftsmanship of Ghanaian tailors and seamstresses, to create unique and fun apparel that fit the lifestyle of my friends in Summer in Sydney. 
Each piece is unique. The fabrics were hand picked from the markets of Accra, Kumasi, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire. Each garment has been constructed by hand in Accra in collaboration with local businesses. Its an ethically produced range which attempts to connect the buyer with the marketplace of West Africa.
Website / Facebook / Twitter 
Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic
yagazieemezi:

YEVU is a brand that was inspired by, and developed in Ghana in 2013. The idea was to celebrate and harness the beauty of West African wax prints and the craftsmanship of Ghanaian tailors and seamstresses, to create unique and fun apparel that fit the lifestyle of my friends in Summer in Sydney. 
Each piece is unique. The fabrics were hand picked from the markets of Accra, Kumasi, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire. Each garment has been constructed by hand in Accra in collaboration with local businesses. Its an ethically produced range which attempts to connect the buyer with the marketplace of West Africa.
Website / Facebook / Twitter 
Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic
yagazieemezi:

YEVU is a brand that was inspired by, and developed in Ghana in 2013. The idea was to celebrate and harness the beauty of West African wax prints and the craftsmanship of Ghanaian tailors and seamstresses, to create unique and fun apparel that fit the lifestyle of my friends in Summer in Sydney. 
Each piece is unique. The fabrics were hand picked from the markets of Accra, Kumasi, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire. Each garment has been constructed by hand in Accra in collaboration with local businesses. Its an ethically produced range which attempts to connect the buyer with the marketplace of West Africa.
Website / Facebook / Twitter 
Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic
yagazieemezi:

YEVU is a brand that was inspired by, and developed in Ghana in 2013. The idea was to celebrate and harness the beauty of West African wax prints and the craftsmanship of Ghanaian tailors and seamstresses, to create unique and fun apparel that fit the lifestyle of my friends in Summer in Sydney. 
Each piece is unique. The fabrics were hand picked from the markets of Accra, Kumasi, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire. Each garment has been constructed by hand in Accra in collaboration with local businesses. Its an ethically produced range which attempts to connect the buyer with the marketplace of West Africa.
Website / Facebook / Twitter 
Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic
yagazieemezi:

YEVU is a brand that was inspired by, and developed in Ghana in 2013. The idea was to celebrate and harness the beauty of West African wax prints and the craftsmanship of Ghanaian tailors and seamstresses, to create unique and fun apparel that fit the lifestyle of my friends in Summer in Sydney. 
Each piece is unique. The fabrics were hand picked from the markets of Accra, Kumasi, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire. Each garment has been constructed by hand in Accra in collaboration with local businesses. Its an ethically produced range which attempts to connect the buyer with the marketplace of West Africa.
Website / Facebook / Twitter 
Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic
yagazieemezi:

YEVU is a brand that was inspired by, and developed in Ghana in 2013. The idea was to celebrate and harness the beauty of West African wax prints and the craftsmanship of Ghanaian tailors and seamstresses, to create unique and fun apparel that fit the lifestyle of my friends in Summer in Sydney. 
Each piece is unique. The fabrics were hand picked from the markets of Accra, Kumasi, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire. Each garment has been constructed by hand in Accra in collaboration with local businesses. Its an ethically produced range which attempts to connect the buyer with the marketplace of West Africa.
Website / Facebook / Twitter 
Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic
yagazieemezi:

YEVU is a brand that was inspired by, and developed in Ghana in 2013. The idea was to celebrate and harness the beauty of West African wax prints and the craftsmanship of Ghanaian tailors and seamstresses, to create unique and fun apparel that fit the lifestyle of my friends in Summer in Sydney. 
Each piece is unique. The fabrics were hand picked from the markets of Accra, Kumasi, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire. Each garment has been constructed by hand in Accra in collaboration with local businesses. Its an ethically produced range which attempts to connect the buyer with the marketplace of West Africa.
Website / Facebook / Twitter 
Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic
yagazieemezi:

YEVU is a brand that was inspired by, and developed in Ghana in 2013. The idea was to celebrate and harness the beauty of West African wax prints and the craftsmanship of Ghanaian tailors and seamstresses, to create unique and fun apparel that fit the lifestyle of my friends in Summer in Sydney. 
Each piece is unique. The fabrics were hand picked from the markets of Accra, Kumasi, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire. Each garment has been constructed by hand in Accra in collaboration with local businesses. Its an ethically produced range which attempts to connect the buyer with the marketplace of West Africa.
Website / Facebook / Twitter 
Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic
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dynamicafrica:

Adire textile shopping - Itoku Market  @conceptualxxa #dynamicafrica #instanigeria #afroprint
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yagazieemezi:

Vlisco ‘Celebrate’
'The season of glamour and giving is here. It’s time to dress up, gather with your loved ones, exchange gifts – and celebrate! Treat yourself to a sophisticated festive look by wearing Vlisco, the only true original, this season and show that you care by buying your friends and family the only authentic Dutch Wax.
This season we pay tribute to the art of the drawing, and to our textile designers, without whom none of our patterns would be possible. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Sanne van Winden, textile designer at Vlisco, for her stunning hand-drawn illustrations, which have added imagination to our campaign photography.’
Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic
yagazieemezi:

Vlisco ‘Celebrate’
'The season of glamour and giving is here. It’s time to dress up, gather with your loved ones, exchange gifts – and celebrate! Treat yourself to a sophisticated festive look by wearing Vlisco, the only true original, this season and show that you care by buying your friends and family the only authentic Dutch Wax.
This season we pay tribute to the art of the drawing, and to our textile designers, without whom none of our patterns would be possible. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Sanne van Winden, textile designer at Vlisco, for her stunning hand-drawn illustrations, which have added imagination to our campaign photography.’
Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic
yagazieemezi:

Vlisco ‘Celebrate’
'The season of glamour and giving is here. It’s time to dress up, gather with your loved ones, exchange gifts – and celebrate! Treat yourself to a sophisticated festive look by wearing Vlisco, the only true original, this season and show that you care by buying your friends and family the only authentic Dutch Wax.
This season we pay tribute to the art of the drawing, and to our textile designers, without whom none of our patterns would be possible. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Sanne van Winden, textile designer at Vlisco, for her stunning hand-drawn illustrations, which have added imagination to our campaign photography.’
Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic
yagazieemezi:

Vlisco ‘Celebrate’
'The season of glamour and giving is here. It’s time to dress up, gather with your loved ones, exchange gifts – and celebrate! Treat yourself to a sophisticated festive look by wearing Vlisco, the only true original, this season and show that you care by buying your friends and family the only authentic Dutch Wax.
This season we pay tribute to the art of the drawing, and to our textile designers, without whom none of our patterns would be possible. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Sanne van Winden, textile designer at Vlisco, for her stunning hand-drawn illustrations, which have added imagination to our campaign photography.’
Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic
yagazieemezi:

Vlisco ‘Celebrate’
'The season of glamour and giving is here. It’s time to dress up, gather with your loved ones, exchange gifts – and celebrate! Treat yourself to a sophisticated festive look by wearing Vlisco, the only true original, this season and show that you care by buying your friends and family the only authentic Dutch Wax.
This season we pay tribute to the art of the drawing, and to our textile designers, without whom none of our patterns would be possible. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Sanne van Winden, textile designer at Vlisco, for her stunning hand-drawn illustrations, which have added imagination to our campaign photography.’
Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic
yagazieemezi:

Vlisco ‘Celebrate’
'The season of glamour and giving is here. It’s time to dress up, gather with your loved ones, exchange gifts – and celebrate! Treat yourself to a sophisticated festive look by wearing Vlisco, the only true original, this season and show that you care by buying your friends and family the only authentic Dutch Wax.
This season we pay tribute to the art of the drawing, and to our textile designers, without whom none of our patterns would be possible. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Sanne van Winden, textile designer at Vlisco, for her stunning hand-drawn illustrations, which have added imagination to our campaign photography.’
Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic
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Q: As an African American, is it considered offensive if I wear kente print cloth? I've started to fall in love with the prints and designs recently, and it lead me to start learning the meaning and culture behind it, but I feel as though it would offend true Ghanaians if I wear it
Asked by Anonymous