Simon Charwey - Museum of Adinkra

Museum of Adinkra

New Adinkra Symbols for The Asantehene HRM Otumfuo Osei Tutu II — Kente and Durbar Cloth Designs

The Museum of Adinkra book is a regal book project that archives a catalogue of New Adinkra Symbols for The Asantehene HRM Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. A kingly gift to the King, for his Kente and other durbar cloth designs. + Read more... » The book make some historical notes, by Agya Koo Nimo, on some collection of the new adinkra symbols that will be incorporated into wall engravings, ornamental designs, among others at the Manhyia Palace. Aside the selected reviewers and contributors, the Museum of Adinkra book was chiefly supervised by Agya Koo Nimo, the legendary Ghanaian guitarist, a man who is well versed in the Akan language and at the same time well read. This regal book project was driven by the Akan proverb, “Tete Wo Bi Ka, Tete Wo Bi Kyere,” which literally means, “if the past has something to say, then it certainly has something to teach.” It dives into an intense interest and keener study of the rich history of Akan wisdom preserved in proverbs, Adinkra symbols, totems, regalias, memorabilias, regal emblems and cultural expressions that can be evidently observed among the Asantes and what it means to all Ghanaians and non-natives.