Adinkra cloth stamp Ghana

Adinkra cloth stamp
Adinkra cloth stamp

Custodian: University of Glasgow Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

Reference: GLAHM E.1990.26

This wooden cloth stamp is carved in the form of an Adinkra symbol and is used with vegetable dye for printing on to cotton. Adinkra symbols originated with the Akan people in West Africa, who include the Ashanti or Asante in modern-day Ghana.

Maker: not known

Materials: calabash wood; bamboo; cloth; twine

Dimensions: 120 x 90mm