Adinkra Cloth


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Artifact Identification Adinkra Cloth   (1971.04.0015)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Clothing
  4. :
  5. Main Garments
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Nationalist, Mid 20th century
Culture Ghanaian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 237.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 46.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 0.8 cm
Weight 222 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Textile--Cotton, Plant--Fiber, Plant--Cotton, Pigment--Paint
Manufacturing Processes N/A
Munsell Color Information Dark Grayish Olive (10Y 2/1) -Flower Design. Deep Purplish Blue (7.5PB 2/10) -Blue Embroidery.

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Adams, Monni. "Beyond Symmetry in Middle African Design." African Arts 23.1 (1989): 34-43. Barbour, J. and D. Simmonds. Adire Cloth in Nigeria: the preparation and dyeing of indigo patterned cloths among the Yoruba. Ibadan: Institute of African Studies, 1971. Cole, Herbert M. and Doran H. Ross. The Arts of Ghana. Los Angeles: University of California, 1977. Joseph, Marietta. "West African Indigo Cloth." African Arts 11.2 (1978): 34-37 + 95. Picton, John. African Textiles. London: British Museum.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Purchase
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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