Kente weavers in different dimension
 
Posted on: 2010-Jun-06        
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Some Ghanaian group of kente weavers has added a new twist to their creative skills.

These young energetic men namely Asamoah Mensah, Thomas Danso, Michael Ampah Kofi Asare and John Fiifi Asmah have added adowa dance to their usual profession (Kente Weaving).

As we all know kente cloth represents Ghanaian history as well as social values and political thoughts and that it is the only fabric that gives Ghanaians a distinctive identification abroad.

One can easily find kente weavers in the Ashanti and Volta region of Ghana. Michael Ampah Kofi Asare, said in an interview that, kente had achieved a tremendous international recognition and evolved to one of the most tangible manifestations of ever growing sense of Pan African unity, hence encouraging additional attribute will compliment the beauty of the art in the right direction.

In this regard, some stake holders in the industry have appealed to the government to set a day aside in a year for the celebration of kente, whereby the entire weavers across the country could compete with their latest designs for prizes.

The newly found adowa dancers/kente weavers have curve a nich in the weaving industry and as pacesetters their aim is to leave a legacy for the new generation to follow.

Adowa is one of the most traditional dances being performed by Ashanties during social gathering and mostly dancers dress in colorful kente cloth.