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The Art Of Wearing Cloth – (Ntamafura)


back; and it is named after the neck ties, which in Akan stands for collar. Children
Agyabra A bad boy, who does not want to go on an errand requested by his mother, wraps the cloth around his neck anyhow and goes sulkily away. We often hear such mothers remarking “look at how you have put on the Agyabra ntamafura like an angry hen”. Children
Me hwe me baabi
The wearer simply throws the cloth around himself without taking care to portray any fashion or style. He has no message for the onlooker apart from the fact he is of a low class.

Dwaben Anantuo
This is easily recognized by a triangular shape that appears below the left shoulder. Any man who wants to show his natural endowments wears this style of cloth. The cloth is worn down the knee. After putting on the cloth, the wearer presses his left fist on his waist.
This style originates from Juaben in Ashanti where chiefs and members of the royal household, some generations back, are said to be hairy, shiny, salves and round bodies. They tried to show these natural endowments with this style of ntamafura.

Asikafuo Amman tem/Nyansapכ The triangular shape of that cloth appears at the left shoulder also shows Asikafuo amma ntem, which means the richmen in society, did not come on time. However in this style, the cloth extends to the legs. Adults
Me Wo Me Biribidi The proud man has a message to the onlooker. The triangle on the left shouder is still present, like in Dwaben Anantuo and the Nyansapכ styles. The cloth extends to the legs like the Nyansapכ style. But then the left hand rather than the first is pressed to the groin. Adults

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