The Adinkra Symbols – Akoma


AKOMA

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.

-Courtesy of http://blog.africaimports.com/wordpress/2009/06/famous-adinkra-symbols-akoma-symbol/