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Wood accent table, 'Sankofa' - Adinkra Symbol Accent Table from Ghanaian Artisan

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Adinkra Symbol Accent Table from Ghanaian Artisan, "Sankofa"

byJoseph Boateng: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (13)
This richly-detailed round accent table is the original creation of Joseph... more

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This richly-detailed round accent table is the original creation of Joseph Boateng in Ghana. Using traditional hand tools, he carves the table from native sese wood, with a pedestal depicting a bird with its head turned backward, taking an egg off its back. The bird represents the sankofa adinkra symbol, which translates to "reach back and get it". The tabletop features the same sankofa design etched into the surface, as well as a triangular border motif in red and white that is echoed on the table's base.

Adinkra symbols, originated by the Asante people in Ghana, are visual icons that represent a concept or aphorism.

  • 1.92 kgs
  • 4.2 lbs
  • 47.5 cm H x 38 cm Diam.
  • 18.75" H x 15" Diam.

  • Sese wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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Akua

From North Carolina

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08/27/2016

"Unique accent table"

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The sankofa accent table was specific to size. The red depicted in this picture looked more like maroon when i received it. It does however go with my decor therefore i will keep it. Thank you Joseph for sharing your talents with us.

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Sankofa, Adinkra Symbol Accent Table from Ghanaian Artisan

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Moises

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03/29/2021

"I like my version of this mask"

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I really like this mask!!! First time I buy from Novica. I will say that my mask does not look exactly like the one in the picture. I think when you are picking a mask you have to ask yourself if you like the overall look of the mask because you will probably get a variation of the pictured mask. Which makes sense since they are hand carved and sometimes more than one of the same mask is made. This does not take away from the craftsmanship. Make no mistake, this is a well made mask. I applaud the artist for his creative effort and I look forward to seeing his future offerings :)

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Elizabeth

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09/10/2020

"So unique"

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I was so pleased with this box. The size was a great surprise. It looks like a number of the masks I have seen. The artist should consider making a hanging version that opens and has key hooks inside. I would buy definitely buy more of his work. This is unique.

Best Uses

  • Outstanding on an entry table

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Joanne

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03/29/2020

"Love this!"

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Again I bought this for my husband, this is great and even nicer in person. Love the color!

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Devora

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01/09/2020

"Perfect"

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Love my sculpture, great addition to my collection.

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IvyJo

From Clyde NC

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01/09/2020

"Wonderful quality"

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Excellent quality and workmanship. This box sits on the corner of my dresser near the doorway and is the last thing I see when leaving my room and the first thing when returning. It always makes me smile. Very pleased with this purchase.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

Joseph Boateng has received a $100 microcredit loan with 0% interest.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

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