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An Eternity of Forest – Paintings by Mbuti Women: An incredible online exhibit and information resource for information and images of the beautiful barkcloth created by the Mubuti (Pygmy Women). Extensive information is acessible, including: Essay and Introduction to Exhibit — extensive background information Musical Slide Show of many examples of barkcloth How Mbuti Artworks are created Teachers and Young Persons Exhibition Sheet Adinkra History: Site provides large-sized images of 16 Adinkra symbols – click on them for explanation of their meaning, along with a poem written by A. Kayper-Mensah which further illustrates the meaning of each symbol Adinkra Symbols from Ghana: Site provides excellent large-sized images of 15 Adinkra symbols with their meanings. However, although images appear to be clickable for detail views, they are not. Adire Cloth: From the Museum for Textiles – shows a museum quality example of Adire Cloth with explanation of the patterns on it. AfricanCraft.com: A website dedicated to bringing the arts and the artisans of Africa online. Many exceptional articles and slideshows: Articles Including:

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