In October — at the height of the African independence movement — he arranged for A. Although A. By the time Kwasi was 5 he was playing with the shuttles in the loom.
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In between his formal schooling, Kwasi always made time for his loom and started creating some of his own designs. Today Dento Mills employs 10 full-time weavers and several apprentices undergoing training. Asare, over 35 years earlier, as it had become worn and began to fray. Kwasi has held exhibitions in Africa and often travels internationally.
As part of his cultural and educational presentations, Kwasi performs demonstrations on a traditional loom while also offering a hands-on workshop using his own unique small looms that he created to make Kente weaving an accessible experience for everyone. The workshops are a wonderful synthesis of art and mathematics — blending of pattern recognition, thinking in numbers, creative symbolism and mind-body activity.
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Kwasi recently held demonstrations and workshops at the Auburn Museum in Alabama, Tuskegee University, Bowie University and schools and organizations in the surrounding area. Recently Kwasi has also been sharing his craft with many schools, community groups, and organizations in the Washington, D. He has also taught his Ghanaian Kente craft to Navajo weavers while also learning from them, thus being able to compare both weaving traditions.
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Seller Inventory PX. Condition: New. Never used!. Free download. Book file PDF easily for everyone and every device. His skills as a communicator soon gave him the title of "Cultural Ambassador of Kente Cloth" and continuous invitations to work abroad came from Switzerland, Canada and the USA. Most recently he taught American fiber artists the fine art of Kente weaving in a workshop held in Atlanta at the prestigeous conference of the Handweavers Guild of America, "Convergence".
Bobbo has had a major influence on traditional West African strip cloth weavers beyond the borders of Ghana. He serves as a spokesperson for the power in the language of Kente cloth, filled with symbolic proverbs present to enrich the lives of everyone ready to listen and learn. Meyer , with outstanding photographs of his home town taken by Nestor Hernandez , a Washington, DC based documentary photographer. And he has built a school and dormitory in Denu, called the Craft Institute of Kente Weaving, where student groups can stay and learn traditional Kente cloth weaving.
I only met Bobbo on one occasion in at his base in Denu, but was pleased to collect several of his cloths, one of which shown below is now in the collection of the British Museum.
Virtually every expat who spent time in Accra over the past three decades knew Bobbo and he will be fondly remembered worldwide.