Adinkra is a unique fabric hand printed with black dye patterns using stamps made from calabash. Complete adinkra cloths in good condition with any age are now quite hard to source in Ghana. Akunitan means “cloth of the great” and is the Asante name for a type of embroidered cloth worn only by senior chiefs and kings. Although created using machine embroidery/sewing machines on a woollen blanket fabric background, these spectacular cloths are still an extraordinary display of design and creativity. A second type of Akunitan had appliqued figures on a wool ground.
Adire African Textiles is a London based gallery dedicated to exploring the vintage textile traditions of sub-Saharan Africa.
We work with a network of partners throughout West Africa to source exceptional museum quality textiles for clients worldwide that include leading museums, private collectors, and interior designers. We now offer FREE SHIPPING worldwide (with FedEx for international orders.)
If you are in the United Kingdom why not visit us at Alfie’s Antique Market, 13-25 Church St, London NW8. Tues – Saturday, 10am – 5pm.