Adinkra Stamp

About this object

History of use

Adinkra stamps (1774/12-16) are used for printing designs on cloth (e.g., 1774/1). Adinkra printed textiles were originally worn by men for funerary events, but eventually came to be seen as a national symbol of Ghana.

Cultural context


Physical description

Rectangular pattern stamp made from a piece of gourd. A geometric design carved in relief. Pencil lines are visible. There are four holes on the underside.