Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2019, Page: 15-21
The Decline of Tie/Dye and Batik Centres in the Ho Municipality of Ghana
Richard Gbadegbe, Department of Industrial Art, Ho Technical University, Ho, Ghana
Vigbedor Divine, Department of Industrial Art, Ho Technical University, Ho, Ghana
Quashie Mawuli, Department of Industrial Art, Ho Technical University, Ho, Ghana
Asemsro Bijou, Department of Fashion Design and Textiles, Ho Technical University, Ho, Ghana
Received: Jul. 19, 2019;       Accepted: Aug. 13, 2019;       Published: Aug. 26, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajad.20190402.12      View  111      Downloads  28
Abstract
Batik and tie-dye are popular local Ghanaian fabrics. The fabrics are inexpensive and can be afforded by anybody. They are patronised by both the rich and the poor. The fabrics are characterized by beautiful and colourful designs ranging from planned to accidental designs. In the Ho Municipality of Ghana, the production of batik and tie-dye fabrics has started to take a nose dive. Most of the production centres in the Municipality have collapsed. Only few have survived. Even those which have survived dedicate most of their production hours to other income-generating activities such as screen printing and painting. This results in the production of small quantities of the fabric which cannot meet the high demand in the Municipality. Now the fabrics are brought from other parts of the country at high cost. The study is therefore aimed at investigating and unravelling the causes of the decline of batik and tie-dye centres in the Ho Municipality of Ghana. In the study, the qualitative research method was adopted and a sample population of two-hundred and fifty (250) respondents was selected for the study. Data was analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences. A major finding of the study is that, lack of funds is the contributing factor to the decline of the batik and tie-dye centres in the Municipality. It is therefore recommended that government should support the centres financially by giving them soft loans.
Keywords
Batik, Tie-Dye, Municipality, Income-Generating Activities, Statistical Package for Social Sciences
To cite this article
Richard Gbadegbe, Vigbedor Divine, Quashie Mawuli, Asemsro Bijou, The Decline of Tie/Dye and Batik Centres in the Ho Municipality of Ghana, American Journal of Art and Design. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2019, pp. 15-21. doi: 10.11648/j.ajad.20190402.12
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