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Sankofa Andinkra Necklace

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Sankofa Andinkra Necklace

-Size 38mm x 31mm
-17”/20” Rope Chain
-18k gold plated

Sankofa is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates to "Go back and get it" (san - to return; ko - to go; fa - to fetch, to seek and take) and also refers to the Asante Adinkra symbol represented either with a stylized heart shape, or by a bird with its head turned backwards while its feet face forward . Either way it means the same “To go back to & fetch it”. In regards to your our individual past, Family background , or cultural history. Bring back the good & overstand the mistakes. Nothing goes to waste.

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According to an Asante (Ghana) legend Adinkra was the name of a king of the Gyaman (Nana kofi Adinkra). Adinkra was a wise leader who fought for his kingdom & was eventually killed in a battle. The tradition had it that Adinkra patterned was worn as a way of saying Farewell to the great king.
The Asante people around the 19th century then took to painting of traditional symbols of the Gyamans onto cloth, a tradition that was well practiced by the latter.
Adinkra took the meaning of “Great Passing” in Twi the language of the Akan ethnic group of which Asante is a part of. It has therefore been the tradition of the Akan especially the Asante to wear cloths decorated with Adinkra symbols on important occasions.
Today, the Adinkra cloth is not exclusively worn by the Asante people. It is worn by other ethnic groups in Ghana on a variety of social gatherings and festive occasions
Symbolism/Significance
The Adinkra symbols express various themes that relate to the history, beliefs and philosophy of the Asante. They mostly have rich proverbial meaning since proverbs play an important role in the Asante culture. The use of Proverbs is considered as a mark of wisdom.
Other Adinkra symbols depict historical events, human behaviour and attitudes, animal behaviour, plant life forms and shapes of objects.

Sankofa Andinkra Gold Necklace

-Size 38mm x 31mm
-17”/20” Rope Chain
-18k gold plated

- Carefully crafted 24K PVD plated in real Gold

- Each Pendant comes with a 24k PVD gold plated link style chain

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- Won't discolor skin or crack

- Gold Plating has a 2yr guarantee

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