Adinkra Bracelets | West African Bracelets 5 Bracelet Set Handmade item Materials: Resin Adjustable: No Adinkra is an Akan word. Akan is the language of the Akan people,of Ghana, who make up almost one of the country. Adinkra literally means "saying good-bye (farewell) to the dead" and traditionally is associated with the passing and mourning of someone. It is also thought that Adrinka symbols originate from modern day Cote d' Ivoire. Adrinka cloth is produced in both Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire, it is a cloth that has Akan symbols printed on it.There are a multitude of adinkra symbols, which typically represent a concept, proverb or saying and also relate history of people. The most popular Adinkra symbol is the Gye Nyame symbol, which is very important and powerful. It symbolizes the power and strength of God and expresses the deep faith of the Akan people.