My 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
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