Ghana & SANKOFA SYMBOL > RETURN AND GET IT
SANKOFA is an Akan word, a Ghanian local tribe. It derives from the words SAN (return), KO (go), and FA (look, seek and take). The literal translation of Sankofa is “it is not taboo to fetch what is at risk of being left behind”.
Sankofa refers to the Bono Adinkra symbol that is represented as a mythical bird with its head turned back and mouth near its valuable eggs representing the future. The bird further has its legs firmly stretched forward, flying with a stylized heart.
The importance of life experiences
Firstly, Sankofa highlights the importance of life experiences and lessons learned in the past. What however matters next is how we use these experiences to achieve our future goals. Therefore by connecting the past with the present enables us to be more effective in understanding and shaping the forces that inform on our future. Secondly and most importantly we need to learn from the dynamics of life we lead, which must remain as eye-openers for future judgment and reasoning. Moreover, the Akan firmly believe we need to remember our past to secure our future survival, endurance, and growth.
Earrings and making an entrance.
At, Adele Dejak Sankofa symbol has been our memorization and inspiration as well. Our Sankofa earrings are therefore a homage to our African ancestors and hope for the future to learn from past mistakes.
Handmade in Nairobi Kenya by local artisans and the epitome of black excellence. These are must-have statement jewellery for the modern warrior woman.
In conclusion, we want you to ‘Own your style’ and embrace your culture. Ghana & the SANKOFA SYMBOL > RETURN AND GET IT.
- Weight: 18g
- Length: 9cm