The Sankofa Adinkra Symbol is represented by a heart shape or a bird with its head turned backwards while its feet face forward carrying a precious egg in its mouth. Sankofa is often associated with the proverb, “Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi," which translates as: "It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten." It is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates to "Go back and get it"
san - to return; ko - to go fa - to fetch, to seek and take
It is a metaphorical symbol used by the Akan people of Ghana, that expresses the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress.
Symbolism: Green aligns with mother earth, life, growth and change, renewal, adaptability, fruitfulness, healing and harmony. Gold is aligned with abundance, prosperity, wealth, and knowledge. Brass has metaphysical healing properties to boost the immune system, provide courage and purifying negative energy. It is an amulet that has the energy of bright light with a golden shine symbolizing the sun.
Chakra: Heart, Root
Fit: Each strand wraps one time around the waist. For multiple strands, add desired number of pieces per style to your cart.
Length: Customized to your waist size, please provide desired length during checkout. Need help measuring your waist? Checkout Ayodele's "How to Measure" video
Each waist bead is made to order by hand and customized to specifications indicated in each order including measurements, type of closure, and charm placement if applicable. When ordering multiple waist beads, measurements should vary at least 1/8 of an inch in difference.