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“Informative Tour -- Beautiful weaving”

Ranked #8 of 15 things to do in Kumasi
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San Francisco, California
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“Informative Tour -- Beautiful weaving”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

We enjoyed the tour of the weaving and cocoa plantation. The designs are very intricate and beautiful. The guide was friendly and interesting. Highly recommended.

Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Totally Impressed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

Loved to see the process of making Kente cloth but the pressure of purchasing it was a bit much, I would do it again because it was worth it.

Visited August 2013
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Ames, Iowa, United States
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“They have tourism figured out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

You will not find annoying aggressive sales people here. They it figured out; Adanmowase is a low key peaceful village & the tour is excellent & enlightening. For a very modest fee I learned a lot & thoroughly enjoyed it. My guide took me to a couple of different shops but the was absolutely no pressure to buy & that is why I did buy some things. Love this place!

Visited June 2013
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Scotland
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“Best village for in-depth guide to Kente weaving”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013

This is definitely the village to go to if you want an in-depth guide to Kente weaving - quiet and peaceful. It is run by the village cooperative and there is no jostling or pressure on you to buy . The tour starts at the information centre with a video guide followed by a talk outlining the history and methods whereby Kente cloths are made. There are examples of Kente cloths all around the centre and you are shown how to wear a cloth yourself. As with Adinkra symbols, there are intricate messages attached to the different designs of cloth. It would have been helpful if we had come here before attending the Akwisidae in Kumasi where we had seen people dressed in an array of Kente and Adinkra cloths.
We were then taken on a tour to show us the processes of spinning winding and setting up the frame, at each stage you are invited to try out the process for yourself. We then went over to the weaving areas where there were about a dozen weavers busy producing a range of cloths. The cloths are woven in long thin strips which are then sewn together to make a larger cloth We saw people using 1,2 and 3 shuttles and the skill and dexterity of the weavers was amazing. There is also a good shop that sells a great variety of cloths. The cloths have come to symbolise Ghanaian crafts and culture. The guides were excellent and you felt that buying products there would benefit the whole village through the Cooperative. This website describes the process in more detail http://iweb.tntech.edu/cventura/KenteAdawomase.htm

Visited November 2012
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