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Decoding Adinkra

March 04, 2013

 March 4, 2013 






As a long time admirer of the works of renowned Ghanian artist Owusu-Ankomah, I have always wondered at the symbolism in many of his paintings. Based on the Adinkra symbols of the Akan of Ghana, the figures convey concepts such as love, independence and freedom. Now with the help of this decoder, I have some insight into the world of Mr. Ankomah.



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