Textile Tourism: Lawra, Ghana

I made an official visit to Grace, at  the Praise Jesus Weaving Center, in Lawra.  Grace was taught by Kente weavers to make a 18″ wide brocade cloth.  She creates a unique fabric, which is delicate yet firm, using sewing thread.  Grace has 12 apprentices who work for her in exchange learning a trade, in the hopes that one day they can start a business of their own.

Grace and FF

praise jesus weave room

Weave Room

praise jesus aprentance

Praise Jesus warp

Praise Jesus purchase

 

praise jesus cloth

Grace, like many of the weavers, sewers and dyers, requested I create a market for their goods.  So I purchased fabrics, which will be for sale at the Institute for Labor Generosity Workers and Uniforms.

 

 

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