Adinkra Medals

11/11/2018 marked 100 years since the end of WW1.

In commemoration we featured a set of specially commissioned medals we created in collaboration with Sir Peter Blake and Elsie Owusu using specially sourced gold from Ghana.

Each medal represents a traditional Adinkra symbol:

Akoma – the heart – patience and tolerance
Nsoromma – child of the heavens – guardianship
Adinkrahene – chief of Adinkra symbols – greatness, charisma, leadership
Osram ne Nsoromma – the moon and the star – love, faithfulness, harmony

As part of the WW1 commemorations we hosted a BBC interview about the contribution of African soldiers in the war, including Alhaji Grunshi, the soldier in the photograph, and with reference to the medals.

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