Adinkra symbols are from the Akan of Ghana. They denote African proverbs, parables & wisdom. Their meanings have transcended time yet adapted to cultural and social changes of modern society:
GYE NYAME has become an icon of all Adinkra, encapsulating the faith of an African people who see God’s involvement in every aspect of human life. It translates into "God is Omnipotent".
SANKOFA means "go back and fetch it". It reminds us to learn from the past and use those experiences for a wiser future. History. Wisdom. Future.
NKYINKYIM represents perseverance through the twists and turns of life which requires versatility and resiliency.
DUAFE represents the powerful, feminine and fearless qualities represented in womanhood... contemplation, compassion, beauty, love & care.
PEMPAMSIE represents strength through UNITY. It literally means "that which will not crush". This symbol represents the need for ever-readiness, steadfastness, hardiness, valor & fearlessness. It suggests that each link or each person is important to the whole. It implies that each individual in his or her own right, must be strong.
AKOBEN (the war horn) is a call to action, readiness to be called to action, voluntarism. This is a symbol of readiness for war.
SUNSUM is energy / life transcending itself. It's absolute spirit that gives life to the entire Universe. It connects the body (honam) to the soul (Kra).
- 1 (ONE) necklace (you choose the length 16", 18" or 20")
- 1 (ONE) charm (your choice of Gye Nyame, Sankofa, Nkyinkyim, Duafe, Pempamsie or Akoben)
Charms are Sterling Silver and measure .75" x .75"
Sterling Silver Necklaces and charms.