Cast brass Adinkra bi nka bi (peace and harmony) design charm which
measures 28mm tall (about 1-1/8 inch) tall 32mm wide (about 1-1/4 inch)
with an integral top loop. The charm is about 2mm thick. Sold
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.
Literal meaning: Bite not one another
Symbolic meaning: Peace; harmony; caution against strife and provocation