Sankofa Coin Pendant
Sankofa Coin Pendant
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Sankofa Coin Pendant

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On display is a solid gold pendant featuring the adinkra symbol "sankofa" stylized as a bird. Sankofa means to "go back and get it" .

Instead of an Egg that's traditionally being retrieved by the bird, I've replaced it with an ethically sourced genuine natural diamond. Go back and retrieve the valuables you've forgotten whether they be physical or wisdom from past experiences.

Whichever Karat you choose, whether solid 10K, 14K, 18K

Dimensions:

height - 11mm 

width - 11mm 


Ensure selection of desired karat before check out!

What is Adinkra?

Adinkra symbols are visual representation of concepts and aphorism developed by the Akan people of Ghana. Adinkra symbols are extensively used in fabrics, pottery, logos, and advertising. They can also be found on architectural buildings, as well as on traditional Akan gold weights, and sculptures as well as stools used for traditional rituals. The adinkra symbols are not just decorative objects, or drawings, but actual messages conveying ancient traditional wisdom relevant to aspects of life or the environment. A lot of the Adinkra symbols have meanings linked to proverbs, such as the sankofa symbol. Sankofa, in the Twi language, translates in English to ” reach back and get it” (san – to return; ko – to go; fa – to look, to seek and take) or the Adinkra symbol of a bird with its head turned backwards taking an egg off its back, or of a stylised heart shape. It is often associated with the proverb, “Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi,” which translates “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.”