West Africa traditional ashanti akan kente weaving adinkra printed cloth

WEST AFRICA

Travel to traditional West African villages to identify ancient symbols and techniques used in handmade clothing.  Follow the process of making handmade clothing from raw cotton, to spinning, weaving, indigo dyeing, and stamping to produce clothing that lasts a lifetime.  In the tradition of the Akan and Ashanti people of Ghana, print your own strip of adinkra cloth using our authentic symbol stamps representing proverbs.  Not just decorative cloth, it also tells a story when you’re finished.

 

OPTION:

Paper Cut Crocodile

Paper Kente Weaving

Yarn Weaving Armband

 

Best for ages 5 years +
70-90 minutes

BUILD A SERIES WITH:
Black American Quilts

Black American Art

Inca: Llamas & Looms

Mud, Dirt, Sand & Clay

Let's Dye

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