Agbenyega Adedze photographs, EEPA 1990-006, 1989

Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.1990-006
Creators:
Adedze, Agbenyega
Dates:
1989
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
375 slides (photographs)
includes notes. (1 volume)
color
Repository:
Photographs taken by Agbenyega Adedze in 1989 documenting textile marketing and production among the Ewe people in Togo and southeastern Ghana, as well as an Ewe festival in Togo. The trip was funded by the National Museum of African Art.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photographs were taken by Agbenyega Adedze during a Smithsonian-funded trip in 1989. They document textile marketing and production among the Ewe people in Togo and southeastern Ghana, as well as an Ewe festival in Togo. Images of a cloth market in Agbozume, Ghana, show activities such as buying and selling thread and all stages of weaving on a narrow strip loom including laying the warp, sewing strips together on a sewing machine, and assembling the finished garment.
Objects depicted include beaters, cloth such as batakali, dyed thread samples, heddle straps, iron pegs, loom foot pedals, reels, shuttles, shuttle bobbins, tool boxes, and weights. People portrayed include children weaving, cloth sellers, a family of dryers, and weavers. There are also images of cloth stalls in a market and storefronts. Festival images, taken in Notse, Togo, show people dressed in Ewe strip-woven cloth.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Images indexed by negative number.

Container
1

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Agbenyega Adedze, 1990.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Africa Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ewe (African people) Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color slides Genre_form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Togo Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ghana Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art
P.O. Box 37012
MRC 708
Washington, DC 20013-7012
elisofonarchives@si.edu
http://africa.si.edu/collection/eliot-elisofon-photographic-archives/