Culture

Each Adinkra symbol holds a meaning that relates to the history or beliefs of the Asante people in Ghana. While many symbols have been around for centuries, new symbols are constantly being developed through the creativity of cultural designers.

The symbols are incorporated into all sorts of designs, providing deeper meaning for the objects upon which they are placed. Often Adinkra is included in architecture or sculptures, and many companies have used Adinkra symbols in their logos. Cloth stamped with Adinkra symbols is worn during special occasions or ceremonies.

Gate with Adinkra Sculpture with Adinkra Hanging Adinkra Cloth

A Porch Fence with Adinkra Design

A Sculpture of Gye Nyame, Adinkra Symbol

Adinkra Cloth

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