Once upon a time, long time ago, a Reverend Sister by name Sis. Pazel from Burkina Faso visited a town called Nandom in the Upper West Region of Ghana. This Reverend Sister did not just visit Nandom empty handed. Can you guess what she brought? Well, She brought along a skill! A skill in WEAVING! At that time, many of the young women in Nandom were not attending school, so Sis. Pazel and other Reverend sisters in Nandom would mobilise these young ladies together and teach them how to weave cloths. The reason for teaching the young ladies this vocation was to help them earn income and improve their livelihood.
Through that, some of the young ladies also became Reverend sisters and others also got married. To weave the cloths, cotton was spun into thread like they still do in Daboya and some parts of the Upper East and Northern Regions. Cloths were woven in plain white only, if they wanted to weave in different colours, then they had to dye the white thead into their drsired colours. The woven cloths were made into smocks which were worn by men whilst the ladies used the cloths to design slit and kaba. Continue reading “how I got my smock from U/W/R!”