Ghana is the first country in West Africa that I've ever visited. It has the same flavour as many countries in Africa, and yet is very different. We came here to explore the crafts, textiles and art found in this place, and have not been disappointed. From meeting Hawa selling her beads, to Esther making magnificent batik fabrics, to the Kente stalls, it has been as much and more than we hoped for. The evening after we arrived, we were fortunate enough to go out for dinner with Trish Graham, a long term Ghana resident originally from Canada, and Maggie Relph and her husband, from the UK-based African Fabric Shop. They gave us the names of
some wonderful contacts, and their phone numbers, and we have been following up on these ever since. It is hot, hot, hot and steamy, steamy, steamy here, so we are drinking gallons of water and placing ourselves in close proximity to any fans we can find, but it is all worth it. Internet connections are very iffy here, so I probably won't be posting again until after we fly on to London on Sunday, but wanted to let you know that all is well, and we can't wait to show you the glass and painted beads, and the cloth we have purchased here. Stay tuned . . .