SANKOFA (“SAN” – Return “KO” – Go Back and “FA” – Take) is a term derived from a proverb from the Akan people of West Africa meaning “go back and take”. The SANKOFA bird: SANKOFA is a mythical bird that flies forward while looking backward with an egg (symbolizing the future) between its beak. UNIVERSAL TRUTH The SANKOFA Bird embodies a powerful universal truth that we all can relate to. By fetching the wisdom of our cultural past and living it in the present, we can all create a more prosperous future for all our children to thrive in. CULTURAL EDUCATION TOOL The SANKOFA Bird puzzle 12×18” is an educational tool designed to encourage personal growth and development through art and African wisdom. A learning tool created to magnify the importance of self-awareness, cultural consciousness and personal enlightenment.