Sankofa Bird Pyramid Kwanzaa Kinara Set
Pyramid Kwanzaa Kinara Kwanzaa is an opportunity to celebrate African traditions and culture. We celebrate the Seven Principals: Umoja (unity), Kujichagulia (self-determination), Ujima (collective work and responsibility), Ujamaa (cooperative economics), Nia (purpose), Kuumba (creativity) and Imani (faith). This Pyramid Kwanzaa Kinara provides an attractive and dramatic holder for the traditional red, green and black candles that are lit each night to celebrate the Seven Principals. It is black and shaped like an Egyptian pyramid with the Sankofa symbol represented by a a bird with its head turned backwards while its feet face forward carrying a precious egg in its mouth. Sankofa translates as: "It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.” It implores for Africans to reach back into ancient history for traditions and customs that have been left behind. . It is sure to become the centerpiece of your family’s Kwanzaa celebration. The Kinara is 14.5” wide and 5.5” tall. The base is 1.5” wide. Made in Ghana.
Kwanzaa Set Includes:
Kinara (The Candle Holder)
This is symbolic of our roots, our parent people -- continental Africans.
Mkeka (The Mat)
This is symbolic of our tradition and history and therefore, the foundation on which we build.
Kikombe cha Umoja (The Unity Cup)
This is symbolic of the foundational principle and practice of unity which makes all else possible.