For those looking to explore Ghana, the natural starting point is the capital, one of the safest cities in Africa, brimming with interest and easy to get around. Accra has been Ghana’s capital since 1877 and contains impressive public buildings that reflect its transition from a 19thcentury suburb of Victoriaborg to the metropolis of today. Spread along the Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Guinea, present-day Accra is well endowed with luxury and good-value hotels, modern commercial areas and shops as well as excellent restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. In addition, there are fascinating museums, notable public monuments, and busy markets to be explored in old Accra. Whenever you are in an energetic city, there is always something to see and do.
STYLE & BEAUTY
Fabrics of West Africa
West Africa has a long tradition of textile artistry. A spectrum of fabrics and prints have been recombined, traded, and borrowed as fashion trends have evolved over the centuries:
- Senufo cloth: Senufo cloth is an iconic Ivorian textile made by hand-painting bold motifs onto woven cloth using a mud and fixer mixture.
- Soninke textiles: Soninke weavers of Mali have been famous for centuries for creating deep indigo-dyed textiles, sometimes reverse dying intricate white patterns.
- Kente cloth: Distinguished by its tightly clustered stripes, Ghanaian kente cloth is woven with a double-heddle narrow strip loom, and has historically been associated with royalty and prestige
TALK THE TALK
SIGHT TO SEE
Earthen Mosques of the Mande
The Summertime Tang of Bissap
A History of Coupe-Decalé
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