Master Weaver from Ghana

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Bobbo is a traditional weaver from Ghana, where his ancestors have been weavers for generations. His young son, Kweku, learns from him, just as Bobbo learned from his father. Through Kweku's eyes, we see family and community life in the small fishing village of Denu. Kweku learns that in life, just as in weaving, "one thread is weak, while threads woven together are strong." Magnificent full color photographs.

A contemporary male weaver from Ghana explains how his ...

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Overview

Bobbo is a traditional weaver from Ghana, where his ancestors have been weavers for generations. His young son, Kweku, learns from him, just as Bobbo learned from his father. Through Kweku's eyes, we see family and community life in the small fishing village of Denu. Kweku learns that in life, just as in weaving, "one thread is weak, while threads woven together are strong." Magnificent full color photographs.

A contemporary male weaver from Ghana explains how his people maintain the tradition of weaving, including an explanation of the strip weaving of Kente cloth and its importance in their Ewe culture.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-A first-rate look at an art form that has been a livelihood in this African nation for hundreds of years. Information on Ahiagble and his family, featured in the book, with details about their lifestyle and the history and technique of strip weaving by the Ewe people, are clearly presented through text and full-color photographs. The authors convey a marvelous feeling for the life and culture of these Ghanaians. Useful suggestions for further reading and a glossary conclude the volume.-Alice DiNizo, Plainfield Public Schools, NJ
Doree Pitkin
Overall, this thought-provoking book serves to introduce the pleasures and economics of weaving, Ewe culture, and ideas about family in ways that are appropriate to children.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780940880610
  • Publisher: Open Hand Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2002

    Great Book!!!

    Master Weaver from Ghana is one of the best children's books I've ever seen!!! The photos are so colorful and clear. Our entire family has really enjoyed sitting down together and reading this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2002

    Preservation of African Traditions

    This book describes the daily life of a family of weavers of Kente cloth in Ghana. Every page has color photos of African homes, markets, people, and cloth patterns. Ideal for children who enjoy colorful pictures of other countries and for adults wishing to learn more about the art of Kente strip weaving. Includes lists of resources (books and websites) for both kids and adults. I particularly like this book because it shows how indigenous peoples can enter the modern world without sacrificing their cultural traditions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2000

    Nice Book!

    With this book you can understand how much tradition is keept up by the poeple who make these beautiful cloths. Excelent picutes demonstrate in a unique way how the cloth is made from the beginning to the end. A good investment if you like to learn about African clothing and weaving tradition! I just wish it had a few more pages. Don´t hesitate longer! It´s worth it!

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