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A Comparative Study of History, Equipment, Materials, Techniques and Marketing Approach of Traditional Weaving in Ghana

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dc.creator Frimpong, Charles
dc.creator Asinyo, Benjamin K.
dc.date 2015-06-15T11:44:12Z
dc.date 2015-06-15T11:44:12Z
dc.date 2013
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-24T00:26:36Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-24T00:26:36Z
dc.identifier Arts and Design Studies,Vol.7, 2013
dc.identifier 2225-059X
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7300
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6004
dc.description 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.
dc.description Article published in Arts and Design Studies, 2013. Also available at www.iiste.org
dc.description KNUST
dc.language en
dc.publisher Arts and Design Studies
dc.subject Traditional weaving
dc.subject Comparative study
dc.subject Strip weaving
dc.subject Kente
dc.subject Kete
dc.subject Loom
dc.title A Comparative Study of History, Equipment, Materials, Techniques and Marketing Approach of Traditional Weaving in Ghana
dc.type Article


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