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Title: Using laminated bamboo in the production of selected traditional Ghanaian artifacts
Authors: Daitey, Samuel Teye
Issue Date: 14-Aug-2013
Abstract: Although bamboo has made dramatic impact on many Ghanaian communities, its potentials have not been fully exploited to enhance the economy. One major reason is that most Ghanaians do not have adequate technological know-how on the use of bamboo in producing wooden items. This has resulted in the over dependency on local species of wood for art and other end uses. The potential of using bamboo for the production of some traditional Ghanaian artifacts has not been fully explored in Ghana. For this reason, the local wood species are being depleted, wildlife is getting more and more endangered, and the impact of this depreciation of the forest and wildlife is taking a progressively higher toll on human life in Ghana. It is against this background that the researcher has studied and produced some traditional Ghanaian artifacts which hitherto, were done in wood. This would help to reduce the pressure on wood and wooden products. The research methods used are descriptive and experimental. The research tools employed are observations and interviews. The project revealed that bamboo could be used as near perfect substitute for timber. Recommendations were made to draw attention to policy makers on how to use bamboo to help arrest the current situation of depending solely on our local wood resources in producing wooden artifacts or products and also to improve the people`s living standard.
Description: A project report submitted to the School of Graduate Studies Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Philosophy in African Art And Culture, 2013
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6349
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