Adinkra Ashanti cloth Decoration African Ghana fabric hand stamped West Africa
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A very nice old ( 1970s ) and authentic "woman" size Adinkra ( Ashanti, Akan ) cloth.
The cloth is hand painted and hand embossed and is embroidered together.
This cloth is stamped with various Adinkra symbols.
The size of the cloth is 63" x 40'' ( 160 cm x 100 cm ) and is in very good condition with only few holes ( Please see photo 3 ), few stains and some wear due to age and usage.
Asante carried most of their transactions using gold dust and this weights were used as known mass for the owner.
ASHANTI TRIBE INFORMATION
LOCATION: Southern Ghana.
TYPES OF ART: Ashanti stools and dolls ( Fertility and Ashanti doll) but also known for their other royal arts, which include staff and umbrella finials, lost wax cast gold jewelry, and brass gold weights.
Kente cloth is a high-prestige textile that was originally woven from imported silk and now is woven of rayon and other synthetics.