Friday, April 15, 2011

Africa: Kente weaving and Adinkra stamping

Kente was originally only worn by royalty

Kente is woven with the colors of the country's flag
 First graders are learning about art from Africa. 
Here are some examples of our paper and cloth weavings,  adorned with adinkra symbol stamps or Anansi the spider.

These pre-made stamps are great when you don't have time to make your own and they come with a symbol translation sheet

This project is enhanced with the story of the beloved African folk character, Anansi the Spider, teaching us how to weave Kente cloth


  1. Those stamps are great! Where did you get them?

    1. I bought them from Crizmac, I think, years and years ago!


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