So colorful!

Lately, I have been learning a little bit about Ghanaian fabrics and what the designs they feature mean. Here are a few. Hope you find them as interesting as I do.

Gramophone Mpaawa shows the shape of a record or a CD (a CD is apaawa in Twi; mpaawa is the plural form). This pattern would be appropriate for a musician to wear!
The akyekyedeɛ akyi pattern represents the back of a turtle. The shell is a good symbol of protection.
This pattern is called bonsu, or whale. If you wore this pattern, you might want to communicate that you are someone who can’t be pushed around!
This pattern is called ɔdehyeɛ ɛnsu, royals don’t cry. It means that, while you might cry in private, in public you are able to put your personal feelings aside and take care of business.

For advice on how to pronounce Twi, one of the most widely spoken languages in Ghana, check out LearnAkan.com!

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