Sunday, April 17, 2011


Denkyem (The Crocodile)

Denkyem in Ghana is the traditional name for crocodile or alligator, this creature is seen as strong and powerful since it can stay for long periods at a time under water. Denkyem is one of Ghana’s Edinkra symbols, these animal symbols are popularly called totems, when likened to this creature you are seen as strong, powerful, and persevering through all life’s struggles and challenges.

Work is raw edge appliqued and machine quilted. Hand dyed fabric and Kente Print.

I relate a lot to this totem symbol which happens to be my favorite amongst the Edinkra Symbols of Ghana.
I invite every one to enjoy and post comments and share.

Original design - 2010
Dimensions 29W 35L

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