Gara is the generic name given in Sierra Leone to fabrics produced by the techniques of wax-resist block-stamping and tie-dyeing. We love gara cloth. Celeste purchased many lappas to sew, then decided they were too pretty to cut up. Do this a hundred times and you’ll have a big stack of gara to donate to textile museums! Here’s a gallery of our random gara acquisitions.
Tools and Techniques of Gara Production
A BBC video that explains, in Krio, the beaucoup-beaucoup challenges faced by gara makers today: