Gonja cloth of Northern Ghana

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Date:
1995
Abstract:
“Much has been written about the beautiful, meaningful patterns woven in West African narrow-strip cloths, particularly the various kente cloths of the Ashanti and Ewe people in southern Ghana. Weaving is also a vital tradition of several groups in northern Ghana, where it has not been researched as thoroughly. This present study will focus on cloth of the Gonja people: its history, weaving, colors and dyes, names and descriptions of twenty patterns, and aesthetics. An earlier study was conducted by Dr. Esther Goody of Cambridge University in 1974. Specific mention will be made of how some things have changed in the ensuing twenty years.”
Extent:
pages 76-97
Subject:
weaving
Gonja cloth
dyes
Country:
Ghana
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