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Textiles in Ghana
Textiles in Ghana carry a far greater importance than you might expect. This unit will...
Textiles in Ghana carry a far greater importance than you might expect. This unit 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 unit 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.
- 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 unit 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 is an extract 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: Thursday, 17th October 2013
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