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Adinkra [oon-din-krah] are visual symbols, originally created by the Akan of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa, that represent concepts or aphorisms. Adinkra are used on fabric, walls, in pottery, woodcarvings and logos. Fabric adinkra are often made by woodcut sign writing as well as screen printing. They also can be used to communicate evocative messages that represent parts of their life or those around them.

Adinkra [oon-din-krah] are visual symbols, originally created by the Akan of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa, that represent concepts or aphorisms. Adinkra are used on fabric, walls, in pottery, woodcarvings and logos. Fabric adinkra are often made by woodcut sign writing as well as screen printing. They also can be used to communicate evocative messages that represent parts of their life or those around them.

African textiles

Sterling Silver Ring with Blue Topaz The poetry of the carved walls of the legendary Alhambra Palace inspired the intricately endless Celtic knot motifs of this ring.

Asante Adinkra cloth stamping via myloupe

Adinkra Cloth-This is another great Adinkra cloth example. This example shows the the Adinkra cloth being stamped and patterned with the traditional symbols. The cloth is also decorated with black dye.

Africa | Details of Adinkra Printing. Adinkra cloth was originally only used as a mourning cloth. Today it is also worn on other special occasions.  | © Boakye family, Ntonso-Ashanti, Ghana

africa details of adinkra printing; was originally only used as a mourning cloth, today it is also worn on other special occasions © boakye family, ntonso-ashanti, ghana

Adinkra stamps are made from prices of carved calabash and used to imprint patterns on cloth with ink.they are from #Ghana.

Ghana - Adinkra stamps are made from carved calabash and used to imprint patterns on cloth with ink.

Africa | Hand carved stamps (made from Calabash gourds) for printing Adinkra Cloth ~ Ghana

Adinkra stamps carved from calabash gourd: adinkra symbol - adinkra cloth - met art ashanti - traditional african art - traditional african art