Louise Meyer

Louise S. Meyer has dedicated her professional career to making the work of rural artisans in northern Cote d'Ivoire and southern Ghana better known and appreciated in the USA and in Europe through educational exchange programs which have led to the rebirth of pride in cultural identity; and to the passing on of the craft to the next generation.

She has served as the representative of the Union of Craft Cooperatives of the North (UGAN) of Cote d'Ivoire first in Switzerland and now in the USA for the past 15 years. She also represents the family business of Master Kente Weaver Gilbert "Bobbo" Ahiagble composed of 30 traditional weavers living in the villages of Denu and Agbozume in the Volta Region of Ghana. In 1998 she co-authored a children's book with Bobbo, entitled Master Weaver from Ghana.

Contributions to AfricanCraft.com:

Gilbert "Bobbo" Ahiagble, Ewe Kente weaver, Ghana
Nassouko Coulibaly, Malinke spinner, Ivory Coast
Amidou Coulibaly, Malinke weaver, Ivory Coast
UGAN, Craft Cooperative, Ivory Coast
Hassa Pascal Mounkoro, Sculptor, Mali
L'Adji Badiaga, Recycler, Mali
Maoua Kone, painter, marionette maker, Mali
Moussa Diabate, traditional textile artist, Mali
Souraka Diakite, leather worker, Mali
Chapuchi Ahiagble, Kente weaver, Ghana
Koko Fofana & Zimako Coulibaly, weavers, Ivory Coast

Louise Meyer, textile artist, USA

A children's book, by Louise Meyer
West African strip-cloth weaving: slideshow, by Louise Meyer

Master Weaver from Ghana, by Louise Meyer, Gilbert Ahiagble

Small loom weaving, by Louise Meyer
Cotton spinning, by Louise Meyer
Building a loom, by Louise Meyer