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General News of Friday, 22 March 2019


People and Places: The Fugu story and the people of the North

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The beautiful story of the Northern people and their rich ‘Fugu’ culture is brought to light in this edition of Ghanaweb’s ‘People and Places’.

The startingly artistic cloth is derived from carefully woven yarns with different designs, each with its distinctive significance and implication.

The ‘Fugu’ could be likened to what the Ashanti’s call the ‘Kente’. Made by the originators including the Dagombas, Gonjas, Waalas etc. the cloth and dress is now widely patronized by all tribes across the country.

It takes various forms; hand woven and sewn smocks shirts, trousers and hats for men, dresses for women and children alike.

This piece gives details about the history, making, wearing and significance of these rich Ghanaian clothes from the 3 Northern Regions.

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