LEATHER WORK IN THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF GHANA
Ghana has a rich cultural heritage built over a long period of time, whose common values represents the people’s collective national heritage (National Commission on Culture, 2004).
However, culture is dynamic and often affected by local and external influences. Our cultural heritage is expressed in intangible as well as tangible forms (Anoquandah, 2006).
Institutions such as Ghana Export and Promotions Council and the National Commission on Culture exist in Ghana however, not much is done to promote and develop indigenous arts especially, Leather work.
It is crucial that through Ghana’s heritage, its history, and arts are continuously researched, analysed and preserved from any form of adulteration, and as such given much recognition. Though literary materials exist on the topic of leather work, scholars have not researched into leather work as a means of promoting the cultural heritage of Ghana, making comparative analysis of leather works from different regions in Ghana and finding out the opportunities and challenges in the production of leather work.