Traditional Weaving

This picture was taking in Daboya, which is known for the weaving of fabrics which are used to make traditional smocks for the Dagomba tribe, the prevalent tribe in the Northern Region of Ghana. The smock consists of many layers and is traditionally worn during the “Damba” dancing.

The material for the smock is very difficult to make and consists of many thick layers, so the actual smock is very heavy. Walking around Dagomba, you see trails of fabric running through the town, just like the picture above.

 

 

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