I will be out of the country between May 10th and June 4th, and so will not be shipping or open for visitors at the gallery. The Indigo Arts website will be active as always. I will respond to emails as soon as possible. I will be able to ship orders after June 4th, 2024.

Note:
With the high cost of shipping many of our customers choose to ship by USPS. For small and light shipments this is usually less expensive, but please be aware that their estimates are often wrong. The service is not always as economical as it may appear, particularly on larger or more valuable shipments. USPS estimates only include insurance up to $100 for its domestic shipments, and varying amounts for overseas shipments. If you ask for full insurance we will recalculate the shipping cost and send you an invoice for any difference in cost.

Asante People

Asante Kente Cloth "man's wrap"
SKU: AKC-8

20th cent.
21-strip cotton & rayon kente cloth
(partial view of piece shown)
(135"l. x 72"w.)

$650

SKU: akc-6

20th cent.
22-strip cotton & rayon kente cloth
(partial view of piece shown)
(134"l. x 86"w.)

$550

SKU: akc-11

20th cent.
25-strip cotton & rayon kente cloth
(partial view of piece shown)
(120"l. x 86"w.)

$550

Vintage Adinkra Cloth from Ghana
SKU: ADK-2301

20th cent.
Adinkra-stamped cotton cloth (black on purple cloth) strips joined by hand stitched multicolored cotton bands.
(partial view of piece shown)
(137" l. x 84"w.)
From private collection, purchased at the University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.1972.

The Asante peoples of Ghana use adinkra to express the connection between the verbal and the visual in Akan culture. Adinkra symbols appear on wooden prestige objects, jewelry, brass weights and, most prominently, as two-dimensional stamped designs ornamenting cloth. Historically, adinkra was reserved for Asante kings. Over the years, however, its use has expanded to the general Akan population who wear adinkra cloth on significant occasions, the most important of which are funerals. 

Of the hundreds of adinkra signs and meanings that have been documented, the older symbols are most often linked to proverbs, folktales, folksongs and popular sayings. Newer designs are associated with more common themes, such as flora, fauna and everyday objects, or may demonstrate literacy of the alphabet through designs composed of letters in Roman script that spell out personal names or segments of proverbial expressions. Mastering the nuances of this graphic form of communication is usually only accomplished by well-trained artists and elders who, through study, are able to identify the names of many adinkra symbols, the proverbs associated with them and the situations best addressed through particular symbols.
(above notes from Smithsonian Museum of African Art)

$395

Asante Kente Cloth "woman's wrap"
SKU: akc-1

20th cent.
11-strip cotton & rayon kente cloth
(partial view shown)
(66"l. x 40"w.)

$325

Asante Kente Cloth "woman's wrap"
SKU: akc-15

20th cent.
12-strip cotton & rayon kente cloth. Some stining and bleeding of colors.
(partial view of piece shown)
(71"l. x 41"w.)

$225

Asante Kente-cloth pillow
SKU: KPLW-15

Vintage hand-woven cotton strip-weave kente fabric from Ghana with cotton back and piping
(14" x 14")

$65

Asante Kente-cloth pillow
SKU: KPLW-18

Vintage hand-woven strip-weave kente fabric from Ghana with cotton back and piping
(14" x 12")

$65

Asante Kente-cloth pillow
SKU: KPLW-02

Vintage hand-woven strip-weave kente fabric from Ghana with cotton back and piping
(15" x 12")

$65

Asante Kente-cloth pillow
SKU: KPLW-11

Vintage hand-woven strip-weave kente fabric from Ghana with cotton back and piping
(14" x 13")

$65

Asante Kente-cloth pillow
SKU: KPLW-12

Vintage hand-woven strip-weave kente fabric from Ghana with cotton back and piping
(14" x 13")

$65

Asante Kente-cloth pillow
SKU: KPLW-13

Vintage hand-woven cotton strip-weave kente fabric from Ghana with cotton back and piping.
(15" x 14").  Two similar pillows from the same fabric available.

$65

Asante Kente-cloth pillow
SKU: KPLW-14

Vintage hand-woven cotton strip-weave kente fabric from Ghana with cotton back and piping
(16" x 14")

$65

Asante Kente-cloth pillow
SKU: KPLW-16

Vintage hand-woven cotton strip-weave kente fabric from Ghana with cotton back and piping
(15" x 13")

$65

Asante Kente-cloth pillow
SKU: KPLW-17

Vintage hand-woven strip-weave kente fabric from Ghana with cotton back and piping.
(13" x 12")

$58

Asante Aku-aba
SKU: afs-11

mid-20th century
Wood with organic acretions, glass beads
(13" h. x 5" w. x 2" d.)

$450 (w custom stand)

Product Status: 
Sold
Asante Indigo Kente Cloth "woman's wrap"
SKU: akc-13

mid-20th cent.
12-strip indigo-dyed cotton kente cloth
(partial view of piece shown)
(63"l. x 42"w.)

$390

Product Status: 
Sold
Asante Kente Cloth "woman's wrap"
SKU: akc-14

20th cent.
12-strip cotton & rayon kente cloth
(partial view of piece shown)
(80" l. x 42" w.)

$375

Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: akc-16

20th cent.
12-strip cotton & rayon kente cloth. Some stining and bleeding of colors.
(partial view of piece shown)
(67"l. x 40"w.)

$225

Product Status: 
Sold
Asante Kente-cloth pillow
SKU: kplw-3

Hand-woven strip-weave kente fabric from Ghana with cotton back and piping
(14"w. x 17")

10% off

$65

Product Status: 
Sold
Asante Kente-cloth pillow
SKU: KPLW-09

Vintage hand-woven strip-weave kente fabric from Ghana with cotton back and piping
(15" x 15")

$65

Product Status: 
Sold
Asante Kente-cloth pillow
SKU: KPLW-10

Vintage hand-woven strip-weave kente fabric from Ghana with cotton back and piping
(15" x 12")

$65

Product Status: 
Sold