Folklife Resources for Educators
Materials Related to Adinkra cloth
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Needles and Pins: Textiles and Tools
by Museum of International Folk Art
Education guide designed for teachers to use with grades 1-8, focusing on themes of an exhibition, "Needles & Pins: Textiles and Tools," on display at the Museum of International Folk Art from 2007 to 2009. The lesson plans and art activities focus on textiles and the tools used to make them. It includes background on the art and technology of weaving and permanently coloring cloth, including the techniques of printing, stamping, and painting. Activities in the guide include the making of a Ghanaian Adinkra banner and a weaving project. The lesson plans are correlated to the New Mexico State Art Content Standards.
|Grade Level: K-2; 3-5; 6-8
||Curriculum: Language Arts; Art and Culture
|Resource Type: Lesson plans; Activities
|Subjects: Crafts; Textile fabrics; Adinkra cloth; Weaving; Decorative arts
Geographic locations: Ghana; General; Africa, West
Museum of International Folk Art
PO Box 2087
Santa Fe NM 87504-2087