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  • Meaning of craft
  • Fabric craft
  • Paper craft
  • Carving craft
  • Woven craft

Meaning of craft

Crafts are manually produced objects meant to serve a particular purpose of human needs. They can also be called handicraft. This is so because the use of skilled hand is involved. They are usually produced with local materials. The person who makes craft is known a craftsman.

Fabric craft

These are crafts done with fabric material. It is also known as textile production. Methods of production could be by printing, weaving, tie & dyeing, batik and embroidery. Materials involve include fabric, loom, dye, textile ink, sewing machine, wax etc. Examples include

  1. woven clothes (aso-oke),
  2. tie-dye design,
  3. textile prints (Nigerian wax),
  4. Fashion design,
  5. Appliqué
  6. Embroidery
  7. Batik

Fabric crafts are common in Iseyin, Abeokuta, kano, Osogbo, Akwete, Adinkra and kente in Ghana.

Paper Craft

This is the shaping or building prototype of different geometric or basic shapes and sizes to form cuboids, pyramids, abstract sculptural figures etc. Some of these crafts involve the use of pulp mixed with starch.

Materials involve include scissors, ruler, pencil, water, starch and rope.

Examples of Paper Craft are:

  1. Paper folding
  2. Making kite
  3. Papier-mâché

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