Adinkra Symbols

In the local church hall, the Girl Guides have put up a display of strange symbols.

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In the local church hall, the Girl Guides have put up a display of strange symbols.  A short tour of Google reveals them to be Adinkra Symbols from West Africa – specifically Ghana.

I’ve pasted some images below, but there are more on www.adinkra.org. My favourite is WO NSA DA MU A “If your hands are in the dish”, a symbol of participatory government, democracy and pluralism.

2 thoughts on “Adinkra Symbols”

  1. I always learn something new from your posts. Thank you. My favourite is the fern. I wondered what you were doing in the Church Hall and then Dolly enlightened me !

  2. Do you know why they had been researching these symbols and it is interesting that the symbols do not represent what one would expect ?

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