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Friday, June 19, 2015

Love Never Loses Its Way Home | The Language of African Symbols

West Africa Adinkra symbols represent ideas, proverbs, expressions, attitudes and behavior depicted in simple drawn figure. Adinkra symbols are well-known visual symbols that have a hidden meaning, deciphering Adinkra symbols is the same as reading a sentence as long as you know what is the symbols true meaning. 





Odo Nnyew Fie Kwan - secret meaning is “Love never loses its way home" Odo Nnyew Fie Kwan is the symbol for the power of love.












Akoma Ntoso - secret meaning isunderstanding, agreement and unity” Akoma Ntoso is the symbol for extension of the heart.








Osram Ne Nsoromma - secret meaning is “love, faithfulness, harmony” Osram Ne Nsoromma represents the moon and the star reflecting the harmony that exists in the bonding between loved ones.







Akoma - secret meaning is “take heart” using patience, love and faithfulness.









Bi Nka Bi - secret meaning is "do not bite one another" symbol of peace and harmony. This symbol cautions against incitement and conflict. The image is based on two fish biting each other tails.




"The flowers of tomorrows are in the seeds of today." – African Proverb. Love binds us all together in perfect unity.

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