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Adinkra SYMBOLS




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Adinkra

The importance of communication in human relationships is a corner stone of Akan culture.
One distinctive characteristic of Ashanti art is its ability to communicate ideas and concepts through graphic, woven, or carved representations that evoke proverbs, stories, and tradtional sayings and parables.

Adrinka cloths are worn for serious occaisions and funerals. These stamped cloths tradionally in red, russet, dark brown, or blue black express the grief of the bereaved. Adrinka cloth reflects truth shared in life and death.

Adrinka cloths encompass more than five hundred different motifs.

(Excerpts taken from Adrinka A Symbol of Ghana by Abdallah Y. Iddrisu)





This You Tube page has a selection of videos about Adrinka Cloth
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=definitions%20what%20is%20adinkra%20part%201&search=Search&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&spell=1


MAKE YOUR OWN Adinkra


http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/humanworld/adinkra/game.asp