1 DESCENDANT OF LIGHT
A Rotating Lighthouse of Melanin.
A Lightbulb of Explosive Kush.
A Solar Flare of Shea butter.
A Aurora Borealis of Coconut Oil.
You are not dark skin or light skin, you are a Descendant of the light.
These are not just shirts. They are shields, visual African diasporic good luck charms, and positive melanin energy emitters.
While digitally crafting these images, I tried to incorporate the guiding wisdom/teachings of traditional West African Adrinka symbols into each design.
What are Adrinka Symbols?
Adinkra symbols are expressions of Asante philosophy, beliefs and history. These proverbial symbols of wisdom, has origins in the Akan of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d'Ivoire in West Africa. Adinkra symbols depict human behavior, important events, animal behavior, shapes and plants.
Design: Descendant Of Light
DWENNIMMEN("ram's horns")-humility and strength.
NKONSONKONSON("chain links")-unity, human relations.
MMERE DANE("time changes")change, life's dynamics.
NA MAWU("God never dies, therefore I cannot die")-life after death.
SANKOFA(“return and get it")-learn from the past.
AKOFENA("sword of war")-courage, valor.
WAWA ABA("seed of the wawa tree")-hardiness, toughness, perseverance.
NSEREWA ( “cowry shell”) wealth, affluence, currency, power and spirituality.
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