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Ghanaian Emojis–Kente Cloth & Adinkra Symbols

Ghanaian Emojis–Kente Cloth & Adinkra Symbols

Please join me at this free, fun and interactive “talking fabrics” presentation on Wednesday at the downtown public library! Rochester’s Central Library is celebrating Black History Month by exploring Kente cloth and Adinkra symbols, two Ghanaian fabrics that function as a language.

As Egyptians used hieroglyphics and Millennials use emojis to communicate, Ghanaians use textile weaves and fabric patterns as a visual language to express themselves. Come learn how Ghanaians use Kente and Adinkra in their everyday life to communicate.

Where: Rochester Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Ave., Rochester

When: Wed. Feb 13, 2019; 6 – 8 PM

  • Nita wearing my Oyokoman skirt and top from high school, an heirloom from my grandmother, Mansa
    Nita wearing my Oyokoman skirt and top from high school, an heirloom from my grandmother, Mansa
  • Awura Abena's college graduation gown and Kente dress
    Awura Abena's college graduation gown and Kente dress
  • Awura Abena's college graduation gown and Kente dress
    Awura Abena's college graduation gown and Kente dress
  • Awura Abena in new Kente designs at a wedding
    Awura Abena in new Kente designs at a wedding
  • Kofi Gyamfi wearing new Adinkra designs and colors
    Kofi Gyamfi wearing new Adinkra designs and colors
  • Dad in his Adinkra, entertaining, Prague
    Dad in his Adinkra, entertaining, Prague
  • Dad in his Adinkra, entertaining, Prague
    Dad in his Adinkra, entertaining, Prague
  • Dad presenting his credentials with ambassadorial staff, Prague
    Dad presenting his credentials with ambassadorial staff, Prague
  • Dad presenting his credentials, Prague
    Dad presenting his credentials, Prague

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