Explore the West African Country of Ghana via Its Talking Fabrics
Learn how Ghanaians communicate with fabric in a cross-cultural experience provided by Nita Brown, native of Ghana and owner of and designer for MansaWear, a custom-made clothing company in Rochester. As Egyptians used hieroglyphics and millennials use emojis to communicate, Ghanaians use textile weaves and fabric patterns as a language to communicate and express themselves. Nita will discuss the interwoven silk and cotton Kente cloth and the Adinkra symbols used on fabric and demonstrate how these fabrics serve as written language in Ghana. Broaden your international horizons as you explore Ghanaian culture with us. Registration is optional. https://hpl.libcal.com/event/5278303
About our presenter:
Nita Brown was born in Ghana, a country in West Africa. She is the owner of and designer for MansaWear, a custom-made clothing company that features structured pieces, bold colors, and varied fabric prints. Included in her diverse and fascinating resume are Nita’s position as an administrator with the Rochester City School District, her college internship with the World Health Organization, her creation and implementation of a sustainable fund-raising strategy for the Global Programme on AIDS, and National Geographic Traveler magazine’s acclaim of her tour of Ghana as founder of Red Sandal Tours.
- Thursday, September 26, 2019
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm
- Henrietta - Meeting Room
- Henrietta Public Library