The Natural Warmth of Sankofa
The Pride of Sankofa
Sankofa Art Gallery
We are currently working on a collection on the power of cultural symbolism, in particular African and pan-African symbolism, including the Sankofa symbol.
African-American scholars translate Sankofa as “remembering our past, to protect our future”. Traditionally, the principle of ‘Sankofa’ is either represented by a mythical bird taking an egg off its back with its mouth, or as a stylised shape, (often a heart shape). This life-affirming symbol illustrates that we should incorporate the legacy of wisdom acquired from the experience and thoughts of our predecessors, into our lives, to protect us and move forward to a better future.