Akan people from Ghana and the Gyaman people from Côte d'Ivoire have a tradition of creating revered cloths with hand-printed designs. One of the most valued of these is the Adinkra cloth. Adinkra symbolism is a visual representation of social thought relating to the history, philosophy, and religious beliefs of the Akan people. Adinkra means "goodbye." Originally, Adinkra cloths were exclusively made for and used by royalty and spiritual leaders during important sacred ceremonies and rituals, particularly funerals. The symbols are still used to convey a message and current generations continue to create new symbols.