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West African Adinkra Symbols Stamp Kit Hardcover – Nov 1 1998

2.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (Nov. 1 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081182005X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811820059
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 4.8 x 16.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,849,224 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you've been burned by worthless (low quality) rubberstamp sets sold by book publishers you're wise to be cynical when you see another set on the shelf. I took the plunge and bought this set at a local independent bookstore and was pleased with the quality of the red rubber and the images themselves. I also enjoyed the well-designed and colorful booklet that reveals the history of the symbols and what each symbol actually means. The box the stamps are packaged in is wood and begs to be stamped and colored. What fun! My only complaint is with the wooden mounts. The mounts are thin cheap wood (with extra-thick dense foam cushion) so don't expect beautiful thick maple wood mounts! Considering the price though and the number of images (31) this didn't really detract from my overall enjoyment and satisfaction so I will give it 5 stars.
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As a person who spent over 2 years in Ghana and became pretty familiar with Adinkra symbols...I was disappointed with this stamp kit. I was excited when I saw this kit online but should have read the reviews before ordering as I see several other people felt let down too. I can hardly believe that the author left out the most well loved Adinkra symbol of all, "Gye Nyame", a symbol about the power of God. I really wish the author had put more effort into her research and included the names and accurate meanings of the symbols in the Twi language. Bummer.
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The rubber stamps are the real bargain here. As others have mentioned, the small booklet that comes with this set does not have much going for it. I also would have preferred to see the symbols identified with their African names. There are websites that go into more details about the symbols. People should not have much trouble finding them by searching "Adinkra" and "symbols."
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By A Customer on Feb. 5 2002
Disappointing, especially since she's actually spent time with adinkra printers. could have been more conprehensive and translations more accurate. Also disappointed not to see ethnic names of symbols displayed.
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By A Customer on Jan. 13 2001
I had heard rave reviews about this stamp set and waited with great excitement. The stamps themselves are sufficient, though they are small. The disappointment was in the definitions, which are not accurate to the language and the fact that the two most popular Adinkra symbols were noticeably absent. While it is a good set to have around, I would have preferred to invest the money in a more accurate, larger mount set.
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