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unknown Ghanaian
Ghanaian Primary

Adinkra Cloth

purchased in 1970

132 x 85 in. (335.28 x 215.9 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2018.27.1
Geography: Africa, Ghana
Classification: Clothing and Adornments
Culture/Nationality: Akan

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This object has the following keywords:
  • adinkra - Asante stamped cloth.
  • printing - Various means of reproducing identical copies of graphic matter in a fixed form. Processes by which an image, pictorial or textual, is transferred, usually to paper or cloth, most often by means of a plate, block, stone, or screen. Use also for the making of photographic prints and, with computers, for the production of a paper copy of stored data. For the production of prints in a fine arts context, prefer "printmaking."

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Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
  • John Gillow, African Textiles: Color and Creativity Across a Continent (New York, NY: Thames & Hudson, 2016), 88-91.
  • G. F. Kojo Arthur, Cloth as Metaphor: (Re)-reading the Adinkra Cloth Symbols of the Akan of Ghana (Ghana: Center for Indigenous Knowledge Systems, 2001),

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