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  • noun Visual symbols representing concepts or aphorisms, originally created by the Akan of Ghana and the Gyaman of Côte d'Ivoire in West Africa, often used as artistic devices.

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Examples

  • Indeed, cheap imitations of the artisanal adinkra and kente cloth were protected under industrial property law until 2004.

    IP and Gender: The Unmapped Connections: Boatema Boateng and comments

  • To see some commercialization of adinkra outside Ghana, try here or here or here.

    IP and Gender: The Unmapped Connections: Boatema Boateng and comments

  • Their visual culture - kente and adinkra cloth, gold weights and graceful wooden stools - have become synonymous in the West with traditional Africa.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • And the abstract geometrical weights, their surfaces decorated with patterns, sometimes use the adinkra symbols, which are found as well on Akan stools and funeral cloths.

    The Arts of Africa

  • Learn about the adinkra symbols used by the Asante in Ghana, and create a stamped fabric strip.

    San Francisco Sentinel

  • A local craftsman (from left) in the village of Ntonso instructs Bridge Year participants Jessica Haley, Cole Freeman, Kathleen Ryan and Aria Miles about adinkra cloth dying.

    Princeton University Top Stories

  • A local craftsman (from left) in the village of Ntonso instructs Bridge Year participants Jessica Haley, Cole Freeman, Kathleen Ryan and Aria Miles about adinkra cloth dying.

    Princeton University Top Stories

  • "It can be safely concluded," Kwaku Ofori-Ansa, an expert in African art at Howard University, wrote in a 1995 newsletter of the archaeological excavation, "that the image was meant to be" the sankofa - one of several hundred symbols that are stamped on adinkra cloth, used by the Akan people of present-day Ghana and Ivory Coast.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Create your own adinkra cloth patterns with magnetic stamps, construct slat chairs and pegged stools in the store's workshop, or try your hand at drumming.

    NYC.com's Exclusive New York City Event Calendar : Art

  • Create your own adinkra cloth patterns with magnetic stamps, construct slat chairs and pegged stools in the store's workshop, or try your hand at drumming.

    NYC.com's Exclusive New York City Event Calendar : Art

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