The Afro Art Series | Celebrating Africa's Market Women

The Afro Art Series | Celebrating Africa's Market Women

Africa’s markets are some of the most colourful in the world and are often dominated by strong women. Today as we celebrate Women's Entrepreneurship Day together with the United Nations, with our featured bag from The Afro-Arts Collection, we would like to shine a light on the market women who spend long hard days hawking under the hot burning sun in order to sustain their families.

Marhaw – a Ghanaian/Ethiopian fashion business collaboration

Marhaw – a Ghanaian/Ethiopian fashion business collaboration

The story of Marhaw is steeped in culture and African symbolism and is a registered company in Ghana and the UK. It is a Ghanaian owned & run company that operates in various parts of Africa. Our vision is to add value to the vibrant and precious Ghanaian Kente transforming it into new and innovative products combined with other raw materials from Africa. This makes our products “Proudly African and Globally Acceptable”!

The Gye Nyame Symbol – A Piece of African History

The Gye Nyame Symbol – A Piece of African History

The gye nyame symbol is probably the best known adinkra symbol from Ghana. It means “except for God” and signifies the all-knowing power of God. It is used in decorations, clothing, and artwork. It is a reflection of the religious character of the Ghanaian people.