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The meaning and philosophical significance of Kwatakye Atiko

Kwatakye Atiko means “the back of Kwatakye’s head.” It is a symbol of valor and bravery. This symbol is also called Gyawu Atiko. It is said to be a hairstyle of Kwatakye, a war captain of old Asante.


  1. The meaning of the symbol was taken from The Adinkra Dictionary by W. Bruce Willis.
  2. The image of the symbol was taken from the Adinkra Icons Project.

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