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African Batik Adinkra Symbols

These symbols are included on certain products in our Woven World Expressions line. Hand Batiked natural cotton fabric by traditional artisans in the country of Ghana. We use only their traditional Adinkra symbols. Each of these symbols carries its own meaning which is described on an attractive sticker on the back of the book.

Adinkrahene - (Chief of the Adinkra symbols) Greatness charisma & Leadership
Akokonan - (leg of a hen) Mercy & Nurturing
Akoma Ntoso - Understanding & Agreement
Aya - (fern) Defiance & Endurance
Binnkabi - (no one should bite each other) Peace and Harmony
Denkyem - (crocodile - lives in water but breathes air) Adaptability
Dwennimmen - (Ramís horn) Humility & Strength
Fihankra - (Compound house) Security & Safety
Gyawu Atik - (like back of Bantama Chiefís head) Valour
Gye Nyame - (I fear no one except God) the Supremacy of God
Mmusuyidee - (agent which removes curses or ill luck) Good fortune & Sanctity
Nkyinkyim - (twistings) Initiative, Dynamism & Versatility
Nsoromma - (star) Guardianship
Sankofa - (go back and take) positive reversion & revival


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