Adinkra Symbol- Wood Earrings.
SANKOFA-"return and get it"
Symbol of importance of learning from the past
Symbol of beauty and cleanliness; symbols of desirable feminine qualities
The meaning of this symbol is characterized slightly differently in "The Adinkra Dictionary" and "The Values of Adinkra Symbols"; the former emphasizes more abstract qualities of feminine goodness, love and care, while the latter has a more literal interpretation, looking one's best and good hygiene. In any case, the duafe was a prized possession of the Akan woman, used to comb and plait her hair.
These are approximately 2.5 inches in length and 1.25 inches wide.
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