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Agotime Kente Festival 2015 – Culture clad in beauty

IMG_9297My love and interest for Kente made me plan months ago to be at the 20th anniversary of the Agotime  Agbamevorza  also known  as Kente Festival.This is a festival  of the people of Agotime-Kpetoe  in the Volta Region of Ghana. As  the history was narrated,  Nene Nuer Keteku III, Konor (Chief) of Agotime traditional area and Custodian of the Ewe Kente and his people , revived a domestic ritual – the purification of the weaving loom and accesories – into a traditional festival  known  Agbamevorza  over 20  years ago. Continue reading Agotime Kente Festival 2015 – Culture clad in beauty

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THE ‘magic’ BEADS

THE CHAT.

I had this wonderful chat with one of my female friends  concerning BEADS and this is what she revealed to me:

ME: ok so generally, what can you say about beads

AKOS: I know beads are one thing that identify us as Africans generally.  You know you won’t find our beads the way they are in Afghanistan; they have something maybe similar yet different.  Ours is unique

ME: Unique in what sense

AKOS:  The style, what it stands for.

ME: ok, so to u, what is the importance of beads to the African or Ghanaian lady

AKOS: ok I can speak for myself.  It bonds me to Ghana. Wearing them makes me feel Ghanaian. It actually makes me feel whole too. Continue reading THE ‘magic’ BEADS