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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.

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.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 4 hours
  • Updated Wednesday 13th January 2016
  • 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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