Prestige cloth (Adinkra)

Asante peoples

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Adinkra cloths are among the most acclaimed textile forms from Ghana. Of imposing scale, this Adinkra prestige cloth is made of six panels of factory-woven cloth, dyed in yellow, onto which rectangles filled with seven different patterns are applied with stamps. The rectangles are divided by multiples straight lines that define a grid. The cloth is further divided into six vertical sections by five narrow embroidered bands of multicolor machine-spun cotton yarns. This cloth is an impressive example for its scale and vivid palette.

Prestige cloth (Adinkra), Cotton, wool, Asante peoples

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