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Title:Beginnings of Ewe and Asante weaving
Author:Afeadie, Philip AtsuISNI
Year:2013
Periodical:Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana (ISSN 0855-191X)
Issue:15
Pages:27-38
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:Ewe
Ashanti
weaving
cultural history
Abstract:In recent times handloom weaving exists among every ethnic group in Ghana, but there are areas of craft concentration including northern Ghana, and among the Asante and Ewe of southern Ghana. Weaving in Asante and Eweland is done on double-heddle loom, characterized by the leashing of two basic sets of wrap threads, each to one pair of heddles. Except for slight variations in the loom structure, similar equipment is used by both groups of weavers. In most of the stages of weaving, including spinning, deying, warping, heddling and denting, Ewe and Asante weavers have much in common. This article depicts the origins of these weaving traditions. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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