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World Wednesday: Adinkra Symbols Printmaking

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  • 6/12/19
  • 1 - 2 p.m.
  • Free
  • All Ages
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Event Description

This year's Summer Reading Program theme is "A Universe of Stories." One way we can discover new stories around the world (and beyond) is to encourage cultural literacy. On Wednesdays, join us for an activity that will help us learn and understand something new about different world cultures.

An “adinkra” is a visual symbol. This traditional African textile dates back to the 1800’s. 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 is conveys different meanings. Each adinkra cloth tells a unique story. Today we will create our own story by learning about the meanings of the symbols and combining handmade adinkra symbols to build textiles.