What is Adinkra? – Textiles in Ghana (9/16)

What is Adinkra? – Textiles in Ghana (9/16)


Adinkra is a printed fabric,
hand-made and worn mainly for funerals, which are very important celebrations in
Ghana, according to Koja Foso. The adinkra fabric is carefully printed in graphic symbols
of geometric motifs on a background of white, rust brown or
black vegetable dyed fabric. Any one of the motifs
or any combination of them, could be arranged in narrative patterns
to convey specific messages. These messages
may be expressed as a reflection on issues pertaining to beauty,
morality or other higher values.

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