Sarraounia Mpaka is the creator and designer of the ethnic jewelry brand Adinkras Jewels which was born in 2017. Senegalo-Gabonese, she is a big fan of everything related to the field of art (music, crafts , graphics, cinema etc …) and an unconditional lover of Africa. She arrived in Senegal a few years ago after obtaining her baccalaureate in Libreville, Gabon, to study interior design for 3 years in the School of Architecture.
She then discovered the existence of an African alphabet, a book written and illustrated by the writer and graphic designer Saki Mafundikwa and the existence of particular symbols which not only have such a visually speaking power but on top of that, have a whole history linked to the royalty in Ghana and Ivory Coast, the Adinkras.
From this, came the idea to create jewelry inspired by these symbols.