Kwabená | Kente Vegan Leather Backpack

Kwabená | Kente Vegan Leather Backpack


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For the Kente enthusiast. The culture curator.
Meet Kwabená from our Nhini Collection! Handmade Kente leather backpack that will serve the culture up real proper.
This bold and vibrantly hued backpack connects to the talented and traditional weaving skills practiced in Ghana today. “The Ashanti believe they acquired the knowledge of their strip weaving technique from Kong weavers of Ivory Coast who created the most complex strip weaving techniques. The term kente is not really used by the Ashanti themselves, but may have derived from the Fante word kenten, meaning basket referring to the chequerboard appearance of the cloth.”(ref: John Gillow/via @the.kraal)
Kwabená (Twi name) derives from the Akan/Ashanti “Bene,” meaning “born on Tuesday, and/or linked to the ocean.” The Akan and Ewe people frequently name their children after the day of the week they were born and the order in which they were born. These names have spread throughout Ghana and and the diaspora that share this lineage.
Check out more of our authentic and handmade Ankara and Kente products Rooted in the culture of Ghana & West Africa.

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Weight 11 oz
Dimensions 16 × 5 × 11 in


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