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The Arts-Muse Fair is BACK!

Dearest Creative, We are BACK! Have you missed us? Because we have! But hey, we're excited to announce that we're back and ready to dive into business! And we can't wait to receive your exciting creations. While away, we've been exploring new ideas, connecting with inspiring individuals, and delving deep into the ever-evolving world of creativity. We can't wait to bring you along on this journey!!  What can you expect from us in the coming months?  Well, think of us as your art curators; we will be bringing you unique stories, poems, book reviews, and beautiful sights from the art of photography!  We will also share the latest updates from the art and literary world; we will cover festivals, travels, events, and everything arts and Culture. But hey, this isn't just about us—it's about you too! We want to hear your thoughts, questions, and ideas.  Feel free to contact us via comments, email, or our social media handles.  You can also send in your works for pu

Travelogue: The Weaving Looms of Accra Int. Airport

The lounge of an international airport is the least of places to expect to see a traditional Kente fabric weaver working hard at his loom, spinning yarn after yarn into beautiful patterns of clothes. The departure lounge of the Kotoka Int. Airport Accra, Ghana is one certain place you will find Mr. Kwadwo Asante, 49, busy with both hands and feet on his loom producing traditional kente materials for sale to travelers. A few feet away, nestled between him and an official working desk is an open shop that displays and sells his products to travelers looking to buy authentic Kente fabrics as gifts, souvenirs, and mementos. Mr. Asante at work Mr. Asante’s sisters are the vendors in the shop. “It’s a family trade back in our Kumasi region,” he confirms to me, his eyes shining with pride. He has been in it for 36 years now. “I learned the trade from my father and my 17 year-old son is also into it,” he speaks with a tenor of fulfillment in his voice. Beside