Textiles in Ghana
Textiles in Ghana

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Textiles in Ghana

3.2 The people who make adinkra

Activity 8

Once you’ve watched the video, make a few notes on what you learnt about the people who make adinkra.

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Gabriel PTC
We are from one family. We are 36. We have twenty males and sixteen females in the whole family. We work together. The males do the printing, and the females do the dyeing.
Catherine (VO)
Although blind, Kwadwo Amofa pounds the bark. Joseph Kofi Nsiah is also a member of the family. He has a key role in creating new designs for Adinkra symbols. He reinterprets the traditional symbols and invents new ones.
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