G-lish Ghana on Creative City of Sydney

Here's an excerpt from a piece about G-lish Foundation on City of Sydney's, Our Creative Network blog ARTISANS FROM GHANA PRESENT THEIR WARES AT PINE STREET:

"An exhibition at Pine Street called ‘Little by Little’ presents these beautiful woven pieces crafted by the Dulugu artisans.

The initiative has had a tremendous impact on the community in the Upper East region of Ghana – which is poor and distant – 800 kms north of the capital, Accra. Businesses in the region are paid for providing basket material and local households are offered seedlings of precious mango, teak and cashew trees which provide both food and shade.

In an area where domestic violence has been a problem, some men now defer to women for decisions (which is traditionally unheard of) and the violence has been reduced as a result of the empowerment, camaraderie and income provided by the work. With over 70% of people in the area illiterate, the foundation also runs an education program for female weavers who cannot read or write."

Below: Atoore with piece No. 1 in the exhibition, sold. 

Below: Julie with piece no. 9, sold. 

Piece no. 33 by Asobire, sold. 

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Gayle Pescud
Gayle Pescud