The Ewe are patriarchic which means the family
follows the father and he also controls the family. The male
elders secured their control over scarce land by rigidly
regulating the marriage choice for younger women . . . also
denying women access to land (1998 Greene). Most of ewe were
farmers . . . specializing in fishing and . . . trade (Ghana web).
Ewe culture is very free; people let other peoples goats and
chickens walk through their yards. Most of women take care
of their husbands by cooking for them and making sure that they
eat before any of the women. Also another major part of the
ewe culture is the market. Cross culturally, the Ghanaian market
would be a similar to a Super Wal-Mart where you can get anything
The ewe make music for many reasons and one is to ease the mind and the body. For example, “Cross rhythmic figures are embodied in the art of dance drumming as mind nurturing exercise to modify the expression of the inherent potential of the human thought in meeting the challenge of life (1995 Ladzekpo). The Ewe believes that music can bring there minds above trouble. Music is another way that the ewe communicates.
Weaving like the Asante the Ewe share the kente cloth. In the Ewe the men do all the
weaving and pass it down to there sons. “The Ewe also weave kente cloth, and their more geometrical patterns contain symbolic designs handed down through the ages.”()
This is one of the most import culture thing for the family. For example, “The naming of a child in Ewe . . . culture is one of the most important social and spiritual events, that mark the beginning of a child's destiny here on Earth. From the moment of conception, when the mother-to-be first discovers that she is pregnant, all significant events surrounding and affecting her life and the life of her unborn child begins to take on a much greater significance”(2002 hounon.)
the day that the child is born is apart of there name.
(day of Week)
Name for Males
Name for Females
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