Values of Adinkra & Agama symbols
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Values of Adinkra & Agama symbols for artists, designers, craftsmen, teachers, students, and all who appreciate and use traditional symbols by Adolph H. Agbo

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Published by Bigshy Designs and Publications in Kumasi, Ghana .
Written in English


  • Adinkra cloth -- Ghana,
  • Costume -- Symbolic aspects -- Ghana

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Edition Notes

Other titlesAdinkra & Agama, Values of Adinkra and Agama symbols
StatementAdolph H. Agbo.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 112 p. :
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24095638M
ISBN 109988007698
LC Control Number2009349482

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