The Textiles and Papers of Emma von Brömssen | Photo by Patrik Hagborg, Stylist: Tina Hellberg.

The Textiles and Papers of Emma von Brömssen | Photo by Patrik Hagborg, Stylist: Tina Hellberg.

Africa | Details of Adinkra Printing. Adinkra cloth was originally only used as a mourning cloth. Today it is also worn on other special occasions.  | © Boakye family, Ntonso-Ashanti, Ghana

Africa | Details of Adinkra Printing. Adinkra cloth was originally only used as a mourning cloth. Today it is also worn on other special occasions. | © Boakye family, Ntonso-Ashanti, Ghana

Adinkira stamps made from gourds. The West African symbols were a form of thought or conveyance used by pre-colonial Ghanaian people. Each symbol has a discrete but abstractive meaning. For a brief history and index of some symbol meanings, check out the website   http://www.adinkra.org/

Adinkira stamps made from gourds. The West African symbols were a form of thought or conveyance used by pre-colonial Ghanaian people. Each symbol has a discrete but abstractive meaning. For a brief history and index of some symbol meanings, check out the website http://www.adinkra.org/

shibori tie dye.  Several different ways to tie dye.  DIY tutorial

DIY Shibori

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