Participants will enjoy an in-depth two-week study of textile arts in the southern region of Ghana in January, 2005. Under the expert guidance of Dr. Lisa Aronson, this tour will take us from the capital city of Accra to two famous areas of Kente production, the Ashanti center at Bonwire near the royal capital of Kumasi, and the Ewe area in the Volta region of SE Ghana.
We will also visit the village of Ntonso, center of Adinkra production, for a hands-on workshop and the coastal town of Tema for a private tour of a printed textile factory, Other cultural sites are also included. The tour will be limited to 18 people. Cost is $2550 from Accra for TSA members ($100 supplement for non-TSA members). TSA will offer one $3500 scholarship for a student/young professional. See www.textilesociety.org for further details about the tour and how to apply.
Information about this tour, including an on-line registration form, is available at the
TSA website, http://www.textilesociety.org. Contact the TSA office(firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions and to request additional brochures for the tour.
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