"I am a self-taught artist. I never took any classes or attended courses... I enjoy working alone, and my inspiration comes from nature."
"My name is Robert Aidoo-Taylor, and I was born on December 30, 1967 in the central region of Ghana. I attended elementary and middle school in Ghana, and junior secondary school in Nigeria. I returned to Ghana to finish high school.
"I am a self-taught artist. I never took any classes or attended courses. I use manual tools to carve my pieces from wood and then I paint them myself. I enjoy working alone, and my inspiration comes from nature.
"The greatest challenge that I have faced in my life is when I wanted to further my education, but I couldn't afford to do so and had to struggle. I turned to carving as a profession and now I have exhibited my work abroad, including Berlin, Washington, D.C., and Detroit.
"I have taught others too, especially about making collage works with veneer woods and rattan weaving.
"One of my favorite things in life is to explore nature and spending time with my wife and two daughters. One of my dreams for the near future is to become an art lecturer, even though I was never able to go to art class myself."
In 2012, Robert ventures into the realm of handcrafted jewelry. "I explored the use of wood, waxed linen, synthetic cords and other media to make bangles, bracelets and necklaces. I have developed many designs so far, and I am so thrilled about this new venture! I have always used wood in my art and it's exciting to be able to add other materials to achieve something interesting."
Once a craft reserved only for men, today designer Deborah Osei Boakye preserves her grandfather's legacy with this exquisite kente cloth scarf. It is woven on a traditional handcrafted loom, with a rich cotton blend in shades of bright yellow and cool....read more
Woven by hand, traditional West African kente cloth becomes a colorful scarf. Deborah Osei Boakye continues her grandfather's craft with this extraordinary design. Each strip of kente cloth requires considerable effort, and the looms are worked with....read more
Woven by hand, traditional West African kente cloth reveals dazzling colors and intricate motifs. Madam Adwoa continues with her mother's craft with this extraordinary design. Each strip of kente cloth requires considerable effort, and the looms are....read more
Woven by hand, traditional West African kente cloth is dazzling. Madam Adwoa continues her mother's craft with this extraordinary design. Each strip of kente cloth requires considerable effort, and the looms are worked with both hands and feet. Each....read more
COLLECTIONS FEATURING Kente Cloths from West Africa
Kente Cloths from West Africa
Novica's Kente Cloth Collection features bold designs and a variety of colors. Each kente cloth is handcrafted by talented artisans in West Africa.
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