Adire Textile Workshop, January 2005
with Gasali Adeyamo
We were pleased to have Gasali Adeyamo, a visiting Nigerian artist, come to Aba House to conduct an Adire workshop. The workshop participants loved him and he loved Ghana!
Adire is a resist technique that uses cassava paste to block out images. The cloth is then dyed in indigo. Like Kente, it is labor intensive and the younger artists are not following this beautiful traditional art. Indigo used to grow in Ghana, but it's seldom found now. Gasali is going to send some plants to be farmed at Aba House so we'll have our own supply. The cassava: no need to import that.