Set of 9 Adinkra Stamps - Ashanti People, Ghana - Sold
Set of 9 Adinkra Stamps - Ashanti People, Ghana - Sold
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Set of 9 Adinkra Stamps - Ashanti People, Ghana - Sold

Adinkra stamps were made from calabash gourds and palm fronds.
The stamps were used to literally stamp fabrics known as Adinkra cloth used primarily by the Ashanti people dating back to the 17th C. The word ‘Adinkra’ means good bye or farewell.
At one time, Adinkra cloths were only worn and displayed during funerals. The symbols signified their sorrow and acted as a way to bid farewell to the deceased.
Designs were made by cutting a pattern in a calabash gourd & the handle was made from palm frond veins.The stamp is dipped in dye, made from tree bark, and then repeatedly pressed onto cloth to create patterns. Each of the stylized patterns has a name and meaning based on a proverb or historical legend.
Today Adinkra is made in many colors used for special events, both joyous, celebratory as well as for the traditional mourning.

Height varies between 3 - 3 1/2" and so does the width which varies between 2 1/2 - 3 3/4".

Some of the designs on these stamps symbolize the following meanings"
‘Adinkrahene’ - Concentric circles symbolize chief, greatness, charisma & leadership.
‘Akoben’ - Rectangular stamp with horns symbolizes war horn & vigilance.
‘Fofo’ - Round stamp refers to seed or flowered plant and warns against jealousy.
‘Gye Nyame’ - Represents the omnipotence of God and life after death.
‘Hye Wonhye’ - Represents toughness & endurance
‘Odenkyem’ - Rectangular stamp with crocodile is a symbol of prudence.
‘Sankofa’ - Represented by both the sankofa bird and a heart with curls inside a symbolic of wisdom gained from experience and learning from the past.
Price is for the set of all 9.

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