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'Ansaba's Etem' means Ansaba's Fabric. Our clothing store is a labor of love and dream to bring traditional yet fashionable Ghanaian fabric to inspired customers worldwide. Our clothing and accessories are created by Ghanaian seamstresses using traditional Ghanaian Kente fabric and designs.

 

"KENTE" is a vibrant, colorful fabric, entirely hand-woven by Ghanaian weavers. The beautiful bold colors and intricate designs associated with Kente are one of the most popular parts of Ghanaian national dress and culture. Every design has a story with a proverbial meaning, and even the colors used within design all have a unique meaning giving each cloth its own distinction. We like to put our spin on designs and accessories and hope you enjoy wearing as much as we enjoy making it!

 

Boti Falls are a set of waterfalls located just outside of Acra, the capital city of Ghana.  These beautiful waterfalls are situated beyond the gorgeous mountains of Aburi. Once one climbs the winding mountain roads and walks the over two hundred steps they are greeted by the beauty of the falls.  The water, not too cool and not too hot, provides the perfect temperature for a refreshing, calming and enlightening swim.  It’s in this spirit the Boti Falls Collection was created.

Though Accra maybe the capital of Ghana, Sekondi was once a city that bustled just as much as Accra.  Sekondi, one half of the twin cities Secondi Takoradi, got it's name from the Ahanta phrase Eze Kumi (the pepper is killing me).  Sekondi started off as a pepper farm by the Ahanta ethnic tribe of Ghana, and one young girl who complained about her early morning wakings for work, would complain bitterly: Eze Kumi, Eze Kumi.  The people then named the pepper farm Eze Kumi.  As the city grew the people of the Fantse tribe came along, but had difficulty pronouncing the Ahanta phrase Eze Kumi and pronounced it Sekundi (Sekooon-Dee).  When the white then came along, they could not pronounce Sekundi and pronounced the city Sekondi (Second-Dee).  Hence the city is now named Secondi.

Now the second half of the twin cities, Takoradi, started with the people assembling under the tree called Takor (prounounced Taqwor).  Under the tree is said in Ahanta, takor-ia-wase (Takora-wa-see).  The Fantses pronounced it Takradzi and for the same reason the whites came and called it Takoradi and now, in jest, it's been abbreviated to Tadi, an endearing term for the city.

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