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Ghana: handmade hand fan in Silk, Cotton and Leather

Ref: KGH13

Wonderful  handmade fan from Ghana.

The fabric used is kente, typical of the Akan culture. It is a mixture of silk and cotton woven on a loom. This type of fabric is used only on important occasions or ceremonies, as it is considered sacred and worthy of kings.

It is still a highly respected fabric in Ghana, also due to the symbolic meaning of each of the colours in the different pieces of the fabric.

  • black > maturation, intensification of spiritual energy
  • blue > tranquillity (peace), harmony and love
  • green > vegetation, sowing, harvest, growth, spiritual renewal
  • golden > royalty, wealth, high status, glory, spiritual purity
  • grey > healing and cleansing rituals; associated with ash
  • brown > the colour of mother earth; associated with healing
  • pink > associated with the feminine essence of life; a soft red colour aspect
  • purple > associated with feminine aspects of life; usually worn by women
  • red > a political and/or spiritual character; effusion of blood; sacrificial rites and death.
  • silver > serenity, purity, joy; associated with the moon
  • white > purification, sanctification rites and festive occasions
  • yellow > preciousness, royalty, richness, fertility, beauty

Leather button fastener

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