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.
Course learning outcomes
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.
I am Benjamin Ayesu-Koranteng. A Ghanaian who has been living in South Africa since the age of 10. I am a graduate in Fine Arts from the Durban University of Technology. In my third year I uesd Adinkra symbols as part of my artworks. I did not grow up in Ghana so anything regarding Ghanaian culture always finds my interest. I am highly interested in the textile course because it will enhance my knowledge.