Sarraounia Mpaka is creator and designer of the ethnic jewelry brand Adinkras Jewels which was launched in 2017.
Senegalese-Gabonese, she is a big fan of everything related to art (music, crafts, graphics, cinema etc…) and an unconditional lover of Africa. After obtaining her baccalaureate in Libreville, Gabon, she is arrival in Senegal where she has studied interior design for 3 years in architecture school.
She discovered the existence of an African alphabet: a book written and illustrated by writer and graphic designer Saki Mafundikwa and the existence of particular symbols which not only have a speaking visual power but also have a whole history linked to royalty in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire, the Adinkras. From there was born the idea of drawing inspiration from its symbols to create a jewelry brand.