Friday, April 17, 2009

Adinkra Jewelry - "Welcome"

The Adinkra symbols were originally designed by Ashante Craftsmen of Ghana, West Africa. The symbols are a non-verbal communication of aesthetic values, and the way of life for many West Africans. The symbols were painted through out the community. Most recently they were printed on fabric, and worn for celebrations. Each symbol has a name and a meaning.

These symbols have tickled at my creative muse for quit awhile. So, now I am designing a line of jewelry and accessory with adinkra symbols.

The current stamp design on these turquois and black polymer clay earrings is "Welcome". I think "Welcome" is an appropriate symbol for the beginning of this collection.


KnockKnocking said...

What a neat history!

Carolyne said...

Beautiful design!