A colourful exhibition of Ghanaian art, including regional dress, opened in Paris last Monday (5 July) to coincide with the inaugural flight of the Ghana airways line to Paris.
A colourful exhibition of Ghanaian art, including regional dress, opened in Paris last Monday (5 July) to coincide with the inaugural flight of the Ghana airways line to Paris. A VC-IO makes the weekly flight, flying direct from Accra to Paris, and continuing to London.
The exhibition is being held in the headquarters of the UTA (Union de Transport Aerienne)--the French airline serving Africa, and was attended by the Presidents of UTA and Ghana airlines.
SYNOPSIS: In Paris, another link between France and Africa. Ghana airlines began last month a regular weekly service between Accra and Paris, and an exhibition of Ghanaian art is being held in Paris to coincide with the inaugural flight. The Presidents of Ghana airlines and of UTA, the French airline serving Africa, attended the opening of the exhibition last Monday.
The exhibition centred around the different clothes worn in the many regions of Ghana, and their manufacture. This machine is used for weaving.
One of the most admired dresses is this skirt with matching bolero a small fitted jacket worn in Europe by, for example, Spanish bullfighters. It's worn mainly in the north of the country. The clothes of a Tribal chief, and his weapons also came from the north.
A steady flow of visitors saw the dresses, as well as paintings and wood carvings. Now Ghana airlines must be moved to hope the visitors will also visit Ghana.