Akan symbols, or ADINKRA
Adinkra are visual
symbols, originally created by the Akan of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote
d'Ivoire in West Africa, that represent concepts or aphorisms. Adinkra
are used on fabric, walls, in pottery, woodcarvings and logos. Fabric
adinkra are often made by woodcut sign writing as well as screen
printing. They also can be used to communicate evocative messages that
represent parts of their life or those around them.