The Diffusion of Adinkra Symbols in the Modern Ghanaian Clothing and Textile Industry
PhD School of Fashion and Textiles
The aim is to incorporate traditional adinkra symbols into more meaningful use in the modern Ghanaian society. The modern space includes diversification of colours, the use of lightweight fabrics and the use of fast dyes on the cloth. This research is to capture the meaning of adinkra symbols and examine further application of their use to avoid a state of redundancy and preserve the uniqueness of the symbols by adopting them for use in a broader range of activities. The research embraces traditional skills and the application of technology that can be adopted to the taste of a wider market. Emphasis will be placed on the educative meaning of the symbols in the Ghanaian textile and clothing industry.