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Similarities and Differences of the Local Dyeing Culture of Daboya and Abeokuta

Abstract

Daboya local dyers of the North Gonja District in Northern Ghana and Yoruba indigo dyers of Abeokuta in South Western Nigeria practice similar forms of local dyeing that makes them famous in the local dyeing industry in West Africa. However, the Daboya local dyeing industry is relatively deficient in product durability which needs to be proven to help salvage and support the diminishing local dyeing industry. The study is presented in sections, the similarities and differences in Daboya and Abeokuta dyeing culture and see how they can complement each other. The exploratory methodology adopted, the primary data collected through field research, observations and interviews with stakeholders on the practical activities on yarns, fabrics, plant dyes and methodologies used by both towns under study.

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