AMWA Designs Translating Ancient Adinkra Symbols Into Modern Textiles

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Ancient Adinkra symbols and the wisdom of Ghanaian proverbs serve as the decorative backdrop to a collection of handmade and handprinted interior textiles and decor accessories by AMWA Designs, a UK-based studio that was founded in 2014 by textile designer Chrissa Amuah, a graduate of Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London.

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UK-born of Ghanaian heritage, Chrissa’s designs pay homage to the beauty and authenticity of exceptional craftsmanship, drawing on a belief that ‘homes and private spaces should be enveloped with beautiful furnishings that evoke powerful and positive thoughts within us.’

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And by drawing on the cultural symbols of her heritage Chrissa is connecting a new generation to the wisdom of the past with products that speak to the cultural curiosity of a modern world.

You can learn more about Adrinka symbols and their meanings here.

– Tapiwa Matsinde

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To find out more about AMWA Designs visit: http://www.amwadesigns.com/

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