Adinkra Objects

Adinkra

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ADINKRA "A message given to the other who leaves".

ADINKRA is a form of writing left to humanity by our ancestors. They were created in time immemorial. It is a legacy of the ASANTE people. Technically they are ideograms.

Each ADINKRA symbol has a meaning that is associated with some historical event, qualities of an animal or plant life, qualities or human behavior.


In the west coast region of Africa they had a strong ceremonial use. Today the ADINKRA print is an artistic form that conveys messages. But for most Afro-descendant contemporaries these are unintelligible. Therefore, this space-time of speech represents a modest contribution to retaking part of our silenced ancestors.'

(Source: Ventura, 2021, in press)

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Passenger train railing, restaurant car of the extinct "Trem Baiano" or "Trem Azul" that linked Bahia to Minas Gerais. Source: Ventura, 2021, in press .

Adinkra Objects

From the relationships rooted and awakened in my spirit by the ethical-aesthetic-technological teachings that the adinkra provide, as a techno-science based on Afro orality, the Adinkra Objects series was born. Series that started with my aesthetic intertwining with adinkra, painting and ceramics from Ceará.

Adinkra para plantar
Adinkra para plantar

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Coleção quatro Adinkra
Coleção quatro Adinkra

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Nyame Dua
Nyame Dua

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Adinkra para plantar
Adinkra para plantar

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Adinkra series for garden - Funtummireku Denkyemmireku. Symbol of union in the face of adversity and the struggle for common destinies.
8CM (height) /11cm (mouth) /5CM (base).
Available soon in the store.





Adinkra Vases
Paintings on ceramics from Ceará
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The first exhibition of this place of contemplation is Vasinhos Adinkra. decorative and utilitarian mini vases, born from hands, clay and belief in life, fused with my pictography, my signature in the world.

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DUAFE Pot - Wooden Comb.
Symbol of feminine consideration or good feminine qualities: patience, prudence, affection, love and care.
6.5cm (height) / 5.5cm (diameter) / 4.5cm (base).

Available in store.

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Nyane Nwu Na Mawu.
Symbolizes the omniscience and omnipresence of d
God and the infinite in our soul.
6cm (height) / 6cm (diameter) / 5.5cm (base).
Available in store.

Vasinho Adinkra - Funtummireku Denkyemmi
Adinkra Pot - Funtummireku Denkyemmireku. Symbol of union in the face of adversity and the struggle for common destinies.
6CM (height) / 6.5CM (diameter) / 5.3CM (base).
Available in store.
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Vase Adinkra - Odenkyem.
Symbolizes prudence and wisdom.
5.5CM (height) /6.5CM (diameter) / 5.3CM (base).
Available in store.

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Adinkra Vase - Nyame Nti. It symbolizes trust and faith in God.
6CM (height) /6.5CM (diameter) /5.9CM (base).
Available in store.
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Adinkra Vase - Nyame Nti.
It symbolizes trust and faith in God.
6CM (height) /6.5CM (diameter) /6CM (base).
Available in store.
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Adinkra Vases - Nukurumah kese.

It symbolizes superiority, greatness in the face of situations in life, in which superiority can be represented in humility.

6.5cm (height)/ 5.5cm (diameter)/ 4.5cm (base).

Available in store.

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Adinkra Vases - Ananse Ntontan. It symbolizes wisdom and creativity and the complexity of living.

6.5cm (height) / 5.5cm (diameter) / 4.5cm (base).

Available in store.

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Vases Adinkra - Sankofa.

Symbolizes wisdom, history as a path to the present and the future.

5.5CM (height) /6.5CM (diameter) / 5.3CM (base).
Available in store.
Sankofa passaro
Sankofa bird   - It's never too late to go back and get what
Got behind.
9CM (height) / 10CM (diameter) / 7CM (base).
Available in store.
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Sankofa - Detail.
Duafe
Duaf
Symbolizes the strength of feminine qualities.
9CM (height) / 10CM (diameter) / 7CM (base).
Available in store.
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Duafe - Detail.
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Nyame Dua.
Symbolizes the presence of God, God lives in the tree.
9CM (height) / 10CM (diameter) / 7CM (base).
Available in store.
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Ntontan pineapple. It symbolizes wisdom and creativity and the complexity of living.

9CM (height) / 10CM (diameter) / 7CM (base).
Available in store.