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Textiles in Ghana

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Textiles in Ghana carry a far greater importance than you might expect. This free course will help you to understand how textiles can carry an assortment of meanings and values, including wealth, status and office.

At the end of this free course you should:

  • have an awareness of the ways in which meanings and values are assigned to textiles;
  • have an understanding of the changing history of the making of kente and adinkra;
  • be able to discuss the role of the market place in the changing history of kente and adinkra making.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 4 hours
  • Updated Tuesday 7th April 2015
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Visual Art
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Textiles in Ghana


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This course looks at the way meanings and values are assigned to textiles. You will examine how a piece of cloth can define wealth, status, and, in the past, office.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 2 study in Arts and Humanities [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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