Adinkra are symbols that represent concepts. Adinkra symbols are used extensively in fabrics, logos and pottery. In addition, Adinkra symbols appear on some traditional Akan Gold weights.
Sankofa : Learn from the past. Sankofa is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates to “Go back and get it” and refers to the Adinkra symbol represented by a bird with its head turned backwards while its feet face forward carrying a precious egg in its mouth. Symbolizes that we need to learn from the past if we want to improve our future.
Other Adinkra Symbol
Dwannimmen – Symbol of humility and strength. Signifies modesty but toughness in character
Odo Nnyew -“Love never loses its way home.” The power of love.
Gye Nyame – God is Omnipotent. Symbolizes the supremacy and power of God over all aspects of life & creations.