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Title: A Comparative Study of History, Equipment, Materials, Techniques and Marketing Approach of Traditional Weaving in Ghana
Authors: Frimpong, Charles
Asinyo, Benjamin K.
Keywords: Traditional weaving
Comparative study
Strip weaving
Kente
Kete
Loom
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Arts and Design Studies
Citation: Arts and Design Studies,Vol.7, 2013
Abstract: Strip weaving in Ghana has been an art in transition and has been handed over from generation to generation, since its inception. This weaving tradition has gained popularity in renowned communities situated in the Volta, Ashanti and Northern Regions of Ghana which have varied ideologies pertaining to the origination, production and marketing of the final product. This paper seeks to identify the various communities and hence, compare their history, design techniques, materials, equipment and their marketing structures. Relevant data for the study were solicited using interview and observation tools from chiefs, opinion leaders, weavers and traders in selected weaving communities in the Volta, Ashanti and Northern regions of Ghana. The outcomes of this study revealed that traditional weaving, as practiced by the various communities has unique features which identifies the crafts of the communities and contributes immensely to the cultural, political and socio-economic development in Ghana. This study also contributes to the tourism awareness creation discussions; with regard to identifying the major weaving communities in Ghana, their history, approaches to weaving and merchandising.
Description: Article published in Arts and Design Studies, 2013. Also available at www.iiste.org
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7300
ISSN: 2225-059X
Appears in Collections:College of Arts and Social Sciences

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