Thursday, September 9, 2010
Photo of the Week - Adinkra Cloth Symbols
Adinkra Cloth Symbols Chart
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Heart of Áfrika Designs
Adinkra 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.
You can find the meaning to the symbols here;
Adinkra Stamps & Meanings
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