The Adinkra Symbols – AKOMA

AKOMA: “the heart,” or patience and tolerance


The Akoma Adinkra symbol looks exactly like a heart, but it represents more. The akoma “heart” symbol represents patience, goodwill, faithfulness, endurance and tolerance. According to the Agbo people group, when a person is said to “have a heart in his stomach,” that person is very tolerant.

The Akoma symbol is very popular in weddings throughout Ghana, and it’s not hard to see why.



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