MPUANNUM: Symbol of Priestly office, Loyalty and Adroitness

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Five tufts (of hair)

Symbol of Priestly office, Loyalty and Adroitness

This symbol is said to be the hairstyle of joy. It is the traditional hairstyle of the priestesses. The design of the adinkra symbol mpuannum resembles the way the priestesses’ hair was tied. It also represents the devotion and faithfulness one displays when doing a task required of one. In addition, mpuannum means loyalty or the embodiment of lofty duty to a desired goal.