The Woori festival is an opportunity to showcase intergenerational indigenous knowledge and interventions that have occurred within the fields of weaving and pottery.
A festival of our Weaving Tradition was initiated in 2021. It is currently the only festival dedicated to the tradition of weaving in Ghana. The festival is realized as a marketplace where new ideas, exchanges and encounters can be staged after 8 years of informally running intervention programs in and around Loho. Woori is a local Waali word which means ‘woven fabrics’. In addition, the festival provides platforms for collaborations that the Centre has forged over the years which include collaborations with Arts Collaboratory, the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and locally with weaving associations (Tietaa Weavers Association, Nandom, Modern Traditional Weavers Association, Nadowli and Modern Traditional Weavers Association, Wa) as well as Schools for the Blind and the Deaf.