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Title: Exploitation of composite textile art techniques in the production of textile monument depicting Crocodile haven
Authors: Owusu-Agyeman, Akua Afriyie
Issue Date: 28-Sep-2016
Abstract: This project is an outcome of the researcher’s bid to unearth to the fullest, textile art techniques that can find application in the production of monuments in the country. Research method employed is the Universal Research approach which is a studio base research method. Textiles was initially used as a mode of covering nakedness. However, the trend has changed, now in the United states of America textiles are used for artificial arteries, sutures, casts for fractured bones. The use of textiles in the production of monument is rare. Monuments are usually made of POP, cement, iron, bronze, etc, probably this is due to the following textiles properties as: Soptive, Thermal, and Light. Nevertheless, the problem was well assessed to enable the figuring of suitable plan to provide a solution to the problem. The scope of the study covered crocodiles, tree stump, pond and grasses of Paga Crocodile Haven and textile techniques namely macramé, appliqué, quilting, painting and modelling. Concepts considered include conventional textiles, monument, Paga Crocodile Haven, taxidermy among others in the literature review. Observation and unstructured interview were used to gather data from the field to help the study. The population of the study was limited to few numbers of people in the market concerning macramé and appliqué art technique and few people at the Paga crocodile pond who were randomly selected. The non-probability sampling method was adopted with the assumption that the findings would be representative of the macramé and appliqué artists in Kumasi and that of Paga community in the Upper East Region of Ghana. This master’s project therefore has sought to identify textile art techniques that can be composed in the production of textile monument in the country to promote tourism and also expand the scope of application of textile art techniques in nation building.
Description: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Industrial Art, Faculty of Art, College of Art and Built Environment in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Fine Art (Textile Design), 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/8965
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