The Sankofa Adinkra Symbol is represented by a heart shape or a bird with its head turned backward 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.
Brown is grounding, represents stability, honors your roots & your natural connection to the earth.
Brass has metaphysical healing properties to boost the immune system, provide courage, and purify negative energy. It is an amulet that has the energy of bright light with a golden shine symbolizing the sun.
Heart stimulates healing resulting in greater self-love, and thus, love for others. Helps to release emotionally suppressed trauma, and counter emotional instability due to feelings of sorrow or loss.
Solar Plexus counters depression by lifting the soul. Promotes personal power and fulfillment, abundance, courage, and self-confidence. Manifests goals.
Root which exhibits the qualities of physical energy and vitality. Ground spirit forces in the body. Brings passion and strength to your relationships, your life, and your work.
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.
Bead Size: Medium, 8/0
All waist beads are smudged/cleansed with sage or Palos Santos. Please indicate in the notes during checkout if you have any preference for this process.
Please note that variations may appear in each product.