This spectacular small cast brass adinkra nsoromma star charm is new to our shop. It is 17mm tall, 13mm wide (which is about 3/4 inch tall, and 1/2 inch wide), 1.5mm thick with a 2mm integral hole at the top.
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: The star; Child of God; Child of the Heavens
Symbolic meaning: Reflection of God; Faith in God; Guardianship