House of Talents

Adinkra - Funtunfunefu

$41

The name of the symbol is Funtunfunefu  – Symbolizes “Siamese crocodiles” which translates to two crocodiles sharing the same stomach and yet fight over food.

The Symbol represents democracy and unity and teaches the importance of inter-dependency and how in-fighting among peoples or a society that neglects some of its members destroys itself.

Measures: 3 x 3 x 3.25 in

Adinkra (ah’-deen’-krah) is the name of a set of symbols in Akan culture of Ghana, West Africa, which reflect the history, values and aspirations of the people. Adinkra are symbols from Ghana, West Africa, originally created by the Gyaman people, in what is now the present day country of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire in western Africa. The term Adinkra came from the legendary king of the Gyaman, Nana Kofi Adinkra, who wore clothes with colorful patterns made up of symbols with special meanings. The symbols are stamped on cloth, carved in architecture and sculpture, painted in homes, shrines, used as company logos and displayed in a variety of other ways.

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