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African Adinkra Prints

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Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
2020-02-15 19:00:00 2020-02-15 20:00:00 America/Chicago African Adinkra Prints Create your own Adinkra prints to take home and learn the history, symbolism and artistry of Adinkra symbols and Kente cloths. Drop-in event. Tinley Park Public Library tplibrary@tplibrary.org
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Create your own Adinkra prints to take home and learn the history, symbolism and artistry of Adinkra symbols and Kente cloths. Drop-in event.

An “adinkra” is a visual symbol. This traditional African textile dates back to the 1800s. Adinkra symbols were once printed on fabric in a grid pattern using a carved gourd. Depending on how different symbols are combined, the message of the cloth conveys different meanings. Each adinkra cloth tells a unique story. Adinkra symbols can be found in present day Ghana on clothing, fabric, furniture, jewelry, art, decorations, common day-to-day objects, and even in architecture.

*Children must be attended by a caregiver at all times.

Room Name: 
1st floor – Meeting Room A&B
Event Type: 
Arts & Crafts
Entertainment & Culture
Ages: 
Adult
Kids
Teens
ADA Statement: 

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