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ERIC Number: EJ829839
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Adinkra Banners
Gomez, Aurelia
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v108 n6 p40-41 Feb 2009
Adinkra cloth is a stamped fabric that is made in Ghana, Africa. Symbolic motifs that represent proverbs are carved from calabashes, a type of gourd, and are dipped into a black dye made from the bark of the badie tree. Adinkra artists divide the fabric into squares and create patterns and repetitive designs using the inked stamps. When it is used for funerary or ceremonial occasions, Adinkra cloth is yellow or red. However, the stamped designs are always printed in black. Adinkra cloth has been used traditionally for funerary occasions, but has grown in popularity and the symbols can be seen on a variety of clothing and objects. This article describes how to make Adinkra banners. (Contains 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana