We are planning to vicit him and his family on our Glorious Ghana Tour and take a workshop there. The village also produces Asanti Kente weaving strips
Here is Praveen modelling a man's smock. In Ghana the amount of fabric you are wearing is a status symbol so the larger the garment or amount of fabric wrapped around you the better.
Gabriel in a man's toga.Printing
the Adinkra stamps are carved from Calabash or Gourd shells
Gabriel's family are some of the last people to produce the ink for printing in the traditional way, first bark is collected from special trees up toward the Sahara in the north, it is then pounded to mulch, [this bark also has many mediciinal properties- good for diarrhea, menstral cramps etc depending on how it is processed.] For ink it is pounded then boiled down to thick and syrupy
Old engine blocks make the perfect support for the potsIn our tour we will visit Gabriel, and choosing a Kente strip our our own liking prnt on then as a momneto to take home.In the modern day much 'adinkra cloth' is actually produced by sceen print and pigment inks...still lovely but loosing contact with the traditions.