What is it about?

Indigenous weaving in Ghana is practised in three major areas. Products from each area have their unique identity, with characteristics that convey differences in origin, history, philosophy and symbolism of the people. The article discusses the transitional development of the art form as practised in the Volta region of Ghana.

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The strip weaving activity as practised in the Volta region has undergone tremendous changes, not only in the production processes and materials used, but also in the uses to which the articles are put. Major players identified as responsible for these developments are traditional rulers, business men and the weavers themselves.


This article is a culmination of several trips to the weaving communities over a period spanning several years.

Prof. Charles Frimpong
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

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This page is a summary of: The State of Kete Development in the Volta Region, TEXTILE, May 2020, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/14759756.2020.1762274.
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