Oral history of Pԑdu Sinͻ [Pedu Sino] Katoo (house), Dumboli, describes how the family came to the Banda area from Wawe in Côte d’Ivoire and their participation in wars fought by the Banda chieftaincy. A list of former male and female heads of family is included. To cite: Stahl, Ann, and James Anane. 2011. Pɛdu Sinɔ Katoo, Dumboli. In, "Family Histories from the Banda Traditional Area, Brong-Ahafo Region, Ghana, 1986," pg. 32. Brochure circulated 1989, reissued with photos and additional histories in 2011. 1 page.
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A woman in Dumboli spins cotton thread. She holds raw cotton fiber in her left hand. She has attached a strand of fiber to her spindle (gԑndԑ in Nafaanra), and she prepares to set it and the spindle whorl (gԑndԑ kaan in Nafaanra) which weights it in motion with her right hand. The whorl spins inside a small white vessel (possibly an animal skull or turtle shell) resting on a basket lid. The woman sits on a low stool. Various containers used in food preparation sit behind her. The basket on which she is spinning is used to store her equipment when not in use. Seeing women spinning in their homes would have been common before the second half of the 20th century. Archaeologists find spindle whorls in houses on sites dating to the later 18th and 19th centuries. In earlier times, however, it appears that thread was primarily made in market centers rather than in households. Two photos. Dumboli, 1994.