West African Textiles: Faso Dan Fani Cloth of Burkina Faso
This lesson is West African Textiles: Faso Dan Fani Cloth of Burkina Faso, and the first in a 5-part series on West African textiles taught by Mina Dia-Stevens. We will teach you about the “faso dan fani” cloth, the traditional weaving methods of the Burkinabe people of Burkina Faso, and how the textile is made and celebrated today. Be sure to view our other lessons on the West African textiles of Mali, Senegal, Côte D’Ivoire and Ghana.
|1||Defining African Textiles|
|2||Journey to West Africa- Welcome to Burkina Faso|
|3||Introducing the Faso Dan Fani Cloth|
|4||Faso Dan Fani Weaving Process|
|5||Final Product and Modern Influences|
This lesson is West African textiles and the Faso Dan Fani Cloth of Burkina Faso, which will be taught by Mina Dia-Stevens. Hello, my name is Mina Dia-Stevens. I’m the lead creative and founder of Royal Fulani Living. Today we’re going to explore African textiles in the realm of West Africa. Before we take our journey, first, we must discover what is an African textile? We will look a specific West African textile, its country of origin, the technique used to process and produce that textile, the amazing end product, and of course, the modern influences of that textile in today’s design world. Let’s get started. In this five-part series we will journey to the West African countries of Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire, Ivory Coast, and Ghana.
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