WINE & WEAVE: Kente Weaving Workshop

WINE & WEAVE: Kente Weaving Workshop

with Master Kente Weaver Kwasi Asara

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Dates:

Fri. October 16, 2015
7 – 10 pm

Sat. October 17, 2015
4 – 7 pm

Sunday, October 18, 2015
1 – 4 pm

Cost:

$40 per workshop
$100 for the weekend
Limited Space: ONLY 20 SEATS AVAILABLE EACH DAY

Location:

Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio
3808 34th Street
Mt Rainer, MD
20712
 

Tickets:

https://acaswineandweave.eventbrite.com/
USE PROMO CODE: ENGAGEYOURCORE for $5 OFF

Description:

You’ve heard of Sip & Paint, well now The Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio presents WINE & WEAVE! Come out and enjoy the taste of fine wine while engaging in one of Ghana’s greatest cultural traditions, weaving Kente cloth! Never weaved before? That’s ok. Master Weaver Kwasi Asare will guide you every step of the way!

MASTER WEAVER KWASI ASARE

Kwasi Asare is originally from Ghana, West Africa. His late father, A.E. Asare, owned Dento Mills, a kente weaving center in Nsawam during the 1950’s. The late President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, turned to the elder Asare when he wanted to present Ghana’s royal Kente cloth to adorn the Headquarters building of the United Nations in New York in October 1962. Mr. Asare is carrying on his father’s tradition. Although he lost him at the tender age of two years, he was playing with the shuttles in the loom at age five. By age twelve, he was weaving some of the most intricate designs bringing in innovative and unique color schemes. By age 25 he had revived his father’s dwindling weaving center and today employs ten full time weavers with a few apprentices undergoing training. Mr. Asare has held exhibitions around Ghana and has traveled often to other countries sharing his craft with schools, community groups, and organizations in the areas. Through demonstrations, exhibitions, interactive workshops, and hands-on weaving on the traditional and small hand looms, adults and children alike will gain a greater appreciation for and help to keep alive this rich cultural history.

KENTE WEAVING

Ghana’s national cloth is one indigenous handcraft that has won worldwide recognition. There are about 150 types of Kente patterns, each having a name taken from a proverb or to commemorate an important event in the community of the weavers.
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