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British Empire Panel (13) East Africa by Frank Brangwyn, c.1930, Oil on canvas

BBC - Your Paintings - British Empire Panel East Africa

African symbols known as adinkra are ubiquitous in #Ghana, a West African country on the Atlantic, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo. On cloth and walls, in pottery and logos, these Asante tribe symbols can be found everywhere. Adinkra symbol index: http://www.adinkra.org/htmls/adinkra_index.htm | #language #africa

Adinkra Symbols from Ghana

African symbols known as adinkra are Ghana, a West Africa, Asante tribe symbols Adinkra symbols

purposes of masks, African art, and the meaning behind some of the symbols/designs commonly used in African art.  make the point that African art is always meaningful to the artist, has some symbolic meaning behind the shapes & colors, and is almost always useful or functional.  With these key features in mind, students can understand African culture a little deeper.

Splish Splash Splatter: African Masks Not these exactly - but individual variations on a theme, united with strict colour palette works

Face the Animals: Animal Line Icon Set by Tae S. Yang, via Behance

line icons with medium detail. Face the Animals: Animal Line Icon Set by Tae S. Yang, via Behance

new tattoo (the ink isn't faded or anything; it just looks off because of the angle.)

new tattoo (the ink isn't faded or anything; it just looks off because of the angle.

Khamsa Hands (or Good luck Hands).  This lesson stems from N. African Cultural art.  This project was great with students of all ages.  The younger ones may need help tracing their hands, but this also teaches them basic mechanics.  Hands can be embellish with some really cool sequins, foil, glittler, etc.  Have fun!

Khamsa Good Luck Hands Lesson Plan: Sculpture Activities and Lessons for Children and Kids: KinderArt ®

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