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El cuerno de guerra, AKOBEN, es lealtad, devoción y servicio

Adventures in Ghana: Akan Symbols; symbolizes loyalty, devotion and service

AKOBEN "war horn"  symbol of vigilance and wariness  Akoben is a horn used to sound a battle c

AKOBEN "war horn" symbol of vigilance and wariness Akoben is a horn used to sound a battle c

PAGYA- literally translates to “strike fire.” There is a traditional gun known by that name, and it is one of a few symbols of war.

An illustrated guide to the African symbols called Adinkra used in Ghana, West Africa, with an adinkra index and high-quality adinkra images.

Adventures in Ghana: Akan Symbols

As a photographer, an oil painter, and an avid reader, I have a deep love for symbols. Symbols are especially important in Ghana, and becau.

Es "la pata de la gallina" y significa que la gallina maja a sus hijos, pero no les hace daño. Representa el espíritu correctivo, protector y edificador de las madres

An illustrated guide to the African symbols called Adinkra used in Ghana, West Africa, with an adinkra index and high-quality adinkra images.

"wooden comb" symbol of beauty and cleanliness; symbols of desirable feminine qualities...The meaning of this symbol is characterized slightly differently in "The Adinkra Dictionary" and "The Values of Adinkra Symbols"; the former emphasizes more abstract qualities of feminine goodness, love and care, while the latter has a more literal interpretation, looking one's best and good hygiene. In any case, the duafe was a prized possession of the Akan woman, used to comb and plait her hair

Duafe: The Wooden Comb and Afro Pic

Adventures in Ghana: Akan Symbols

As a photographer, an oil painter, and an avid reader, I have a deep love for symbols. Symbols are especially important in Ghana, and becau.

As a photographer, an oil painter, and an avid reader, I have a deep love for symbols. Symbols are especially important in Ghana, and becau...

As a photographer, an oil painter, and an avid reader, I have a deep love for symbols. Symbols are especially important in Ghana, and becau...

Kojo Baiden - Cosmos, omnipresence.

Kojo Baiden - Cosmos, omnipresence.

Bin Nka Bi  "No one should bite the other"  symbol of peace and harmony    This symbol cautions against provocation and strife. The image is based on two fish biting each other tails.

Adinkra Symbols of West Africa: Bin Nka BiBI NKA BI "No one should bite the other" symbol of peace and harmony This symbol cautions against provocation and strife. The image is based on two fish biting each other tails.

NYAME BIRIBI WO SORO es ícono de la esperanza. Literalmente dice: "Dios, hay algo en las alturas".

An illustrated guide to the African symbols called Adinkra used in Ghana, West Africa, with an adinkra index and high-quality adinkra images.

"Vi y me lo dejé", símbolo de sabiduría y prudencia.

Adventures in Ghana: Akan Symbols

La casa-complejo (house compound) es un diseño de la casa tradicional de los Akan y representa la seguridad, la solidaridad y la comunidad

As a photographer, an oil painter, and an avid reader, I have a deep love for symbols. Symbols are especially important in Ghana, and becau.

Andikra Symbol - NYAME YE OHENE "God is King " symbol of majesty and supremacy of God

Adinkra Symbols of West Africa: Nyame Ye Ohene "God is King " symbol of majesty and supremacy of God

EBAN- translates as “fence.” It shows how some homes are fenced, and is a symbol for protection, safety, and security.

An illustrated guide to the African symbols called Adinkra used in Ghana, West Africa, with an adinkra index and high-quality adinkra images.

NWEMUDUA- “measuring stick.” This is a symbol for examination and quality control, signifying the neck on mediocrity in quality and abilities. It encourages through examination of all aspects of human life and endeavors in order to achieve perfection. It also encourages manufactures to produce high quality goods. Literally it means “Hwe mu,” or “look in,” and “dua,” meaning measuring stick. It can also symbolize the check for quality in life.

An illustrated guide to the African symbols called Adinkra used in Ghana, West Africa, with an adinkra index and high-quality adinkra images.

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