We returned to the kente weaving workshop where there were maybe a dozen weavers at work. Most of the remaining weavers were in the village at the funeral.
As is typical in most Ghanian villages, there’s no electricity here.
Kente is made in narrow strips about four inches wide and about six feet in length. The strips are stitched together to create a large piece of fabric.
The workshop and the equipment were interesting. I wished I had been there on a day that more weavers were present.
The weavers have no back support at their work stations.
Even the feet don’t get to relax. This must be exhausting work.
Patterns can be very simple or very complex. They have meanings. Some patterns are reserved for royalty only.
The weavers are extremely rapid at their work.
You can see what this kind of work does for the arms and shoulders. This weaver has fastened a flashlight overhead in his work area so he can work after dark.
I’ve just discovered that Adanwomase has a website. You can find out more about the village and kente cloth here.