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T-Shirt Adinkra Symbol: Humility with Strength by Keith Richardson

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There are currently over 48 different designs in this series. You are able to select various fabric colors and clothing styles, using the interactive RedBubble website. Choose your size, symbol, style and color, pay for it by credit card, and it will be mailed to your address.

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Wisdom
Bravery & Valor
! Understanding
Trust in God
Tolerance
Strength Through Unity
Readiness
Precision
Security
Safety
Endurance
Reconcilation
Quest for Knowledge
Providence
Perseverance
Man’s Spirit
Loyalty
Power of Love
Learn from the Past
Service & Leadership
Wisdom & Knowledge
Initiative
Cooperation
Humility with Strength
Hope
Guardianship
A Good Marriage
Good Fortune
God’s Protection
Supremacy of God
Friendship
Fortitude
Harmony
Envy
Excellence
Providence
Endurance
Discipline
Diligence
Democracy
Creativity
Encouragement
Perseverance & Commitment
Change
Bravery
Beauty
dinkra-symbol-arrogance Arrogance
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Background behind Adinkra Symbology.

African symbols known as adinkra are ubiquitous in Ghana, a beautiful West African country on the Atlantic, situated between Cote d’Ivoire and Togo. On cloth and walls, in pottery and logos, these Asante tribe symbols can be found everywhere.

Adinkra symbols were developed by the peoples of Ghana and Cote’ d’lvoire for use in decorating fanbric and can be traced back to the 17th century. Over time, the number of symbols grew. In modern times, they have been used for every-day wear, as well as for special occasions.

The symbols are created by cutting a stamp out of the thick skin of a calabash gourd. The stamp is dipped in dye, made from tree bark, and then repeatedly pressed onto cloth to create patterns.

Adinkra cloth provides a remarkable display of the values of the Ashante people, developed over many generations. The tradition continues to flourish in Ghana, today.

Adinkra is a printed or stamped traditional cloth made by the Asante people of Ghana. The symbols which decorate the cloth are called adinkra symbols, and they have now grown in popularity so much that they are used to decorate much more than clothes, including houses, furniture, pottery, textiles, metal casting, woodcarving, architecture, etc. Each adinkra symbol has a name and also a proverb associated with it. Every adinkra symbol has a meaning which are words of wisdom reflecting the philosophy, religious beliefs, social values and political history of the Akan people.

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I take great delight in good design, excellent photography, ongoing learning, and rising to creative challenges. Many of my photographic images on RedBubble are from extensive travels where I enjoy ‘getting to understand’ local customs and experiences. A second strand of my RedBubble portfolio is represented by various design projects.

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