Fabric of a Nation:
textiles and identity in modern Ghana

22 February – 10 April 2007

Exhibition closed

Room 3

Part of Atlantic Trade and Identity season

The Asahi Shimbun Displays
Objects in focus

Supported by

A collection of contemporary textiles celebrating 50 years of Ghana's independence.

This exhibition marked the 50th anniversay of Ghana's independence from Britian (6 March 1957). It displayed a range of printed cloths, which play an integral role in many aspects of Ghanaian daily life such as ceremonies, politics and religion, and are a significant part of Ghana's economy.

The exhibition was produced in partnership with the Department of Archaeology of the University of Ghana at Legon Musuem. An exhibition of this material opened at the Legon Museum on 6 March 2007.

Read the press release about the exhibition 

Fabric of a Nation

Fabric of a Nation