What Is Adinkra's Symbols?

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adinkra. my border designs are not just any designs. they're Adinkra: west african symbols. this is one of the beauties of African American culture, their arts and crafts, which is connected to African culture. adinkra are visual symbols created by the Asante people of ghana and the gyaman people of Ivory Coast, that represents concepts. they're used extensively in fabrics, pottery, logos and advertising. the symbols have a decorative function but also represents objects that encapsulate evocative messages that convey traditional wisdom and the aspects of life. red one- Akyinkin; it means changing oneself; playing many parts. the other red one- Sankofa; go back to fetch it. this symbol represents the wisdom in learning from the past to…show more content…
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