20x23mm Smaller Bone Batik Adinkra Sankofa Heart Batik Beads Framed Ebony on Ivory
Adinkra Sankofa Heart Batik Bone Beads - Ivory on ebony

20x23mm Smaller Bone Batik Adinkra Sankofa Heart Batik Beads Framed Ebony on Ivory

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We now have these stunning batik beads, adorned with the West African Adinkra symbol, Sankofa Heart, symbol of learning from the past.

Adinkra are ancient African visual symbols or motifs that date back to the Akan people in 19th century Ivory Coast and Ghana and express history, culture, beliefs and philosophy. While many symbols represent a proverb or piece of Akan wisdom, other symbols may depict historical events, customs, culture, the natural world or environment.  (Not all symbols have a proverbial expression. Adinkra have historically been painted or printed onto cloth which was then worn during important sacred ceremonies including funerals, weddings, naming festivities and more.  Contemporary use of Adinkra symbols has widened to use in jewelry, architecture and home decor. 

Sankofa heart

Literal meaning:  Return and get it; learning from the past

Symbolic meaning:  You can always correct your mistakes; Wisdom; Using past experiences to build the future; Better late than never

Proverbial expression:  It is not taboo to return to fetch something you forgot earlier on.

These are batik beads with ebony design on an ivory bone bead.  The 1mm hole is drilled top to bottom.

19mm wide by 21mm high (25mm is equal to one inch)

This unique and beautiful symbol is ubiquitous in Ghana. It is  popular for use in decoration.

These are ivory on ebony batik bone.  You get a strand of 10 beads.

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