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African Adinkra Symbol Cotton Threadwork Wall Art, "Sankofa"

This handcrafted threadwork wall art from Ernestina Oppong Asante features the... more

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This handcrafted threadwork wall art from Ernestina Oppong Asante features the sankofa, an adinkra symbol that is understood as "go back to your roots," a message conveyed through the form of a bird with its head turned backward. Adinkra symbols are visual icons that were introduced by the Akan peoples; they usually represent proverbs or concepts. The artisan places the cotton threads one by one as she creates the composition.

  • 80 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 21 cm W x 31 cm H
  • 8.25" W x 12.25" H

  • Cotton thread on card stock
  • Arrives unframed
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Ernestina supports and provides for her grandchildren's education.

Ernestina Oppong Asante has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1600 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood and paints, as well as leather for the drums.

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

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

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

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27 Testimonials for Ernestina Oppong Asante

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BflyBfreeBme

Garland, Texas

This chair is so beautiful. Love, Love, Love. I will shop again. Thank you so much
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Terese

Received the beautiful ""Botanical Beat"" Djembe on time. Is is so beautiful in details - great Master Piece of art from you. In addition, it sounds so great. I took it to a drum circle and everyone wanted to touch it and to play with it. All in all, thank you, Ms Asante, for making this awesome Djembe. Tony. WI. USA. 5/2015
 
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