Textiles in Ghana
Textiles in Ghana

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Textiles in Ghana

2.2 Adinkra

Activity 2

Once you’ve watched the video, use your own words to explain what adinkra is.

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Adinkra is a printed fabric - hand-made and worn mainly for funerals, which are very important celebrations in Ghana.
According to Kojo Fosu:
Nick (VO)
The Adinkra fabric is carefully printed in graphic symbols of geometric motifs, on a background of white, rust-brown, or black vegetable-dye 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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