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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.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- demonstrate an awareness of the ways in which meanings and values are assigned to textiles
- understand the changing history of the making of kente and adinkra
- discuss the role of the market place in the changing history of kente and adinkra making.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 The meanings and values of textiles in Ghana
- 2 Definitions
- 3 Making
- 4 Using
- 5 History
- 6 Selling
- 7 Conclusion
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Textiles in Ghana
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.
This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Visual Art courses or view the range of currently available OU Visual Art courses.
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Originally published: Wednesday, 13th January 2016
Last updated on: Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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