WHAT IS THIS ?
These are symbols.
WHO USES THEM?
They are used by a number of cultural groups in Central Africa.
WHAT DO THESE SIGNS SAY?
In Lyuba, three circles represent the Supreme Being, the Sun and the Moon. This combination of circles symbolizes the continuous continuity of life. It is widely believed that many primitive cultures are afraid of the elements, but in fact, African peoples derive strength from the continuity of nature, its constant cycle of seasons and the change of day and night.
The second image symbolizes the unification of all creatures and confirms that everything in the Universe is interconnected. In particular, the peoples of Africa had a close relationship with nature.
The knot, according to Yake, is another form of expression of the union of the world and its creatures. In yak culture, this symbol is used to protect a person's home and property.
WHAT ARE SIGNS USED FOR?
In African cultures, the world can be interpreted using a system of signs and symbols. The person interprets these symbols and gives them a name. It is also identified as a symbol. In this exhibition, the designer decided to use these symbols to link different sections to reflect their idea of unity.
HOW DO THESE SYMBOLS DIFFER FROM THE ALPHABET?
Like letters, these characters can be combined into a message. However, much remains invisible, and the story can be interpreted in different ways, depending on the imagination of the reader. In many African cultures, the word passed down from generation to generation is more sacred than the scriptures.
HOW ARE THE SYMBOLS CREATED?
The sculptor uses a chisel to create these symbols. Every symbol in the tree has a meaning.
WHAT DO THE SYMBOLS DO?
The symbols are magical. They convey messages to the living world and serve as a link with ancestors or the supernatural world.