Kumasi, stamping  of Adinkra cloth

Adinkra, Ghana, Symbols, Cloth, black,
In the process of Adinkra stamping

Adinkra is a language of symbols, origineted in Ivory-cost. It is used today by the Asante people of Ghana.  The black dye is made out of a tree bark. The bark is  mushed, than put into pot with water and boil for several days.   The symbols are hand stamped on the cloth. Every symbol has its own meaning, most ofthem are proverbs like: “When a king has good counselors,  he will have a peaceful reign”, “Don’t do to others what you don’t want others  do to you” ” Life’s path is full of ups and downs; twists and turns” etc’. Wearing a particular design, tells your friends a story!.