ADINKRA symbols express important themes reflecting the history, beliefs and philosophy of the Akan people of West Africa. They carry a wealth of proverbial meaning, and because proverbs continue to play an important role in African culture, their use is considered to be a sign of wisdom.
Carved wooden ADINKRA symbols mounted on a plastic background in a wooden frame. Each unique piece brings you 6 symbols of African knowledge, as meaningful today as they were for the growth of West African societies hundreds of years ago. Symbol explanations are on the back of each plaque.