Adinkra Cloth

Adinkra cloth is one of the traditional cloths of the Asante people. It is often worn to special occasions or ceremonies. The colors of the cloth and the symbols it features signify the message that the wearer wishes to send to the event's participants. For instance, at a funeral, participants will often wear black, brick, or brown cloth that features symbols representing mortality or religious ideals.

Adinkra cloth is produced by stamping or printing Adinkra patterns onto kente cloth. Cloth producers use a traditional process to design the cloth, carving their own stamps, making their own ink, and stamping the fabric.


Gabriel Boakye Preparing to Stamp Cloth