Analysis of the art forms used as costume in the Gologo festival of the people of Tongo in the Upper East region of Ghana.

Daniel Akuoko Adjei, Frank Osei-Sarfo, Georgina Adongo


The Talensi people of Tenzug in the Upper east region celebrates on of the rarest festivals in the country of Ghana. It is probably the only festival where participants observe a strict compliance to the wearing of certain kind of costume. Due to the nature of this custom, the researchers sort to find out the art form which make up the costume and their religious or functional significance. The study used participant observation and interviews to document the festivities before, during and after the festival. The prominent features of the costume includes towels of different sizes and colours, knifes of different sizes and the wearing of triangularly shaped aprons. The study concludes that there is the need to advertise the festival in the entire country of Ghana as well as abroad in order to open up the Tengzug area to more tourists and investors.

Keywords: Tindaana, Gologo, Tongo Hills, Golib, Tengzug.

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