John Kofi Nsiah
Adinkra Stamp Carver, Ghana


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Stamps are carved from calabashes - or gourds - which are also used to carry liquids, grains and shea butter. At left are some pieces of calabash before being carved and a stamp in the hand of a cloth printer.

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May. 1999 -- last updated, Jan. 2002