Cloth Meaning: Sika Wo Ntaban

Happy Monday!

Today’s post is all about Sika Wo Ntaban. I love this cloth even though I don’t own it. On my next trip to Ghana, I must purchase it in various colors. It has this old vintage look that I adore. Below is the meaning of this beautiful cloth via Style Me Ankara. They share the meaning behind many of today’s beautiful and popular African cloths here.

Sika Wo Ntaban means ‘Money has Wings.’ This fabric encourages people to make good financial investments. If one is not careful with money it will fly away like a bird.This fabric is also an original design from Vlisco. –Via Style Me Ankara

Sika Wo Antaban

I love the financial advice given in this cloth. Word to the wise.


Below is my mother looking fabulous in her Sika Wo Ntaban whilst feeding my oldest brother Kofi in Ashtown, Kumasi during the early 70s. I LOVE this picture <3

Sika Wo Antaban

Sika Wo Ntaban in all its colorful glory.

Sika Wo AntabanPhoto Source: Naa Oyoo Quartey

Photo Source: Urban Stax

A modern twist for an old design by designer Demestiks New York .

A modern twist for an old design.

Pants jumpsuit by Chen Burkett New York.

Cloth Meaning Siko Wo Antaban

Skirts below are also byย Chen Burkett New York.

Cloth Meaning Sika Wo Ntaban

Cloth Meaning Sika Wo Ntaban

Cloth Meaning Sika Wo Ntaban

Check out last week’s post Cloth Meaning: Nsu Bra here.

Just a side note, these names ( i.e., Nsu Bra, Angelina and Siko Wo Ntaban) are the common cloth names used in Ghana. It’s helpful to know these names when cloth shopping in Ghana (i.e. market shopping and such). However, I noticed that when I googled “Sika Wo Antaban” as opposed to googling “African cloth with bird on it”, I got more search results for the latter. That just goes to show that the name is common in Ghana and among Ghanaians only. Just a FYI.


Thank you for reading! Have a very blessed week and a Merry Christmasย  ๐Ÿ™‚

~Amma Mama

  • Susanna
    December 28, 2015

    Living your updates Amma! Looks like your ugly Christmas party with the fam was a huge success and I love how you all still look good in your “ugly” sweaters!!

  • Gina
    July 23, 2016

    Nice post, interesting read. I was wondering how you would pronounce ‘Ntaban’ or รntaban’? I thought you might know.

    Take care!

    • ammamama
      July 25, 2016

      Thanks for reading. I don’t know, I’d have to ask my mom.

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