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Workshop Wednesdays
Card Design with Adinkra Symbols

August 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Asante artist
Asante artist
Ghana
Wrapper (adinkra)
Mid- to late 19th century
Imported cotton cloth, black pigment
194.5 x 285.6 cm (76 9/16 x 112 7/16 in.)
Museum purchase, 83-3-8
August 15
1:30–3:30 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of design fun with local graphic artist and designer Sharmila Karamchandani! Developed and used by many different cultures in western Africa, adinkra symbols are visual representations of concepts and proverbs that originated from the Ashanti peoples of Ghana. Historically, they were used on funerary cloth by royalty and the wealthy to pay tribute to the legacy of the deceased. Today, however, their use has expanded across all types of textiles and design. Get acquainted with some examples of adinkra before incorporating them into a truly one-of-a-kind greeting card.

This workshop is presented as part of the museum’s series of Workshop Wednesdays. Every first Wednesday of the month, stop by the museum for drop-in classes from trained teachers. Stay for as little or as long as you like to complete your masterpiece. All skill levels and ages welcome; participants under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required, but please remember that these events are first-come, first-served. Visit here for a full list of upcoming workshops.

Free and open to the public.

Details

Date:
August 15
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Organizer

National Museum of African Art
Phone:
202-633-4600
Website:
http://africa.si.edu

Venue

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Phone:
202.633.4600
Website:
africa.si.edu