Klikor and Kente weaving


Just a short ride away from our home here in Klikor we were able to learn about Kente weaving and all the steps leading to the brightly colored four to six inch wide cloth woven in long strips. Intricate patterns are produced and the skill of the weaver is evident from the edges and thread transitions. Children of this region learn the skill from a young age.

We also saw the villagers working to make gari, which is granulated, roasted cassava used with the many tomato based spicy stews which we have been enjoying from the very able hands of Nana, our chef.

Today students began their ethnographic studies and you’ll be hearing more about those topics in the days to come. Topics include oral traditions, music and dance, clothing, the arts and cooking.

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