Adinkra iconic symbols

I found a great site for West African "Adinkra symbols" and their meanings. You can browse the index to see all the symbols, or use the search field to find icons related to "love" (the site's most popular search term), for example, or "death", which, quite interestingly, is in the form of a ladder.

Read about how Adinkra cloth is made and see some examples at the wonderful Adire, and learn more at the University of Denver's Adinkra page of its "Social Fabric" exhibit.

Not Adinkra, but maybe a little reminiscent of stamp/fabric patterns are some nice little backgrounds I made last night (whilst staying up much, much too late - like "here comes the sun"-late).

Posted by taz on July 20, 2004 at 03:01 AM in Art, Patterns, Textiles | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack