Knowledge of Traditional Cloth (Lowԑgya) Produced in the Nandom District in the Upper West Region of Ghana
Asian Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies,
Aim: The study focused on the traditional cloth produced by the Dagara people in the Nandom District. The paper investigated the origin of Dagara traditional cloth, the types of cloths produced among Dagara people, names of the cloths. It further looked at symbolism and the significance of traditional cloths produced in Dagara culture.
Methodology: The study was qualitative and employed random and purposive sampling techniques to select participants for the study. Data were gathered from Dagara people in the Nandom District using Semi-structured interviews. Data were then transcribed and analysed using the Thematic method of analysis.
Results: The study revealed that Lowԑgya is a significant traditional cloth among Dagara. It was also revealed that Kpognali, kaakublu, kyinkyin pen, Lier pen among others are some of the cloths produced by Dagara people and each of these cloths is named representing the name of an animal, part of an animal or an event. It was also found out that the various cloths are used based on the status of the person.
Conclusion: Information about this cloth will help the younger generation to gain some knowledge about their traditional cloth and also improve the social, spiritual and physical aspects of the cloth.
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