MediumHand-stamped cotton, silk embroidery
DimensionsWork : 11 ft. x 6 ft. 9 in. (3.4 x 2.1 m)
Credit LineGift of Bruce Haight
Adinkra are visual symbols representing concepts or qualities that are admired and held important by the Asante people of Ghana. Adinkra symbols were traditionally used in architectural decoration, decorative arts and textiles and were often combined to create complex designs that are rich in meaning. This large cloth is stamped with adinkra symbols associated with strength, bravery, independence, prosperity, and modesty. It was probably made for an Asante chief and would have been worn wrapped around the chief’s body on special occasions.