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Koko Fofana & Zimako Coulibaly

Date : 2010-02-15 02:12:30

DescriptionKoko and Zimako are traditional Dyula weavers from northern Ivory Coast. Each August Fofana and Coulibaly give workshops in Europe, as representatives of their Craft Cooperative, UGAN. They teach traditional weaving and dyeing techniques in Switzerland’s Museum of Cultures in Basle Ballenberg’s open air museum in Brienz and in Germany’s Linden Museum in Stuttgart. These workshops attract textile professionals from all over the world. In the workshops, students learn all steps in the weaving process and also how to set up the African loom. Their classes for children have become a regular feature in Muttenz near Basle, where you can see children wearing the Dyula shirts they wove.

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CountryIvory Coast

Name of InstitutionKoko Fofana & Zimako Coulibaly




Type of ActivityArtisan / Artisan Group

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