Dressing plays an important in traditional Ghanaian societies. Because it is sign of honor, rank, regard, wealth and pride in traditional and medieval societies.
The Asologli’s of Ghana celebrate the famous Yam festival each year. There are many fairy tales and classical stories associated with the festival. The prime motive of celebrating the festival is to pay homage and tribute to God, for his blessings.
Costume, dressing and fashion are important components of the Yam festival. The Yam festival means so much to the Ghanaians. They prepare weaving special dresses throughout the year. They are fond of dresses. And festival time is most auspicious moment to ‘show off’ in love and excitement.
Dark brown or reddish brown toga and smock are worn on the procession day at the Yam festival. The procession has to be complemented with unique but rather pale color to moment the sorrow and grieves associated with the particular activity.
Following the procession is a memorial. The dynamics of dressing changes accordingly. Black or brown drape cloth is used to mark death, decay and sadness.
Chiefs and elders along with general audience wears Dzono’s during their pilgrimage to Notsie. Dzono’s are small cloth wrappings used around the neck, ankles or wrists. They serve as auxiliary source of adding to beauty and flavor of the event.
Ghanaians are always keen to show off their best in colorful styles and traditional modes. Clothes and festivals are so closely related to Ghanaians. They are fond of festivals and clothes. Ghanaians are never shy of dressing up to their full potential. They pose and share moments of love, despair and emotions with utmost vigor and intensity.
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