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Wood wall ornament, 'Ashanti Wisdom II' - Ashanti Adinkra Symbols Hand Carved Wood Wall Panel

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Ashanti Adinkra Symbols Hand Carved Wood Wall Panel, "Ashanti Wisdom II"

Francis Agbete finds inspiration in the wisdom and artistry of the Adinkra... more

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Francis Agbete finds inspiration in the wisdom and artistry of the Adinkra symbols of the Ashanti people. Originally credited to Nana Kofi Adinkra, these legendary symbols revolve around several themes with a rich proverbial content. For the Asante people, proverbs are regarded as a mark of wisdom. Hand-carved of sese wood by Agbete, the symbols on this long wall adornment include, starting at the top: Mmusuyidee or "that which removes ill luck," which stands for good fortune and sanctity followed by the most widely known symbol, Gye Nyame, hailing God's supremacy. Next is Sankofa, which encourages to learn from the past, Nkontim or queen's servant, symbolizing loyalty and service, and the fifth is Akofena, the sword of war, represents courage and valor.

Includes galvanized steel hooks for hanging.

  • 0.15 kgs
  • 0.3 lbs
  • 59 cm H x 9.5 cm W x 1 cm D
  • 23" H x 3.7" W x 0.4" D

  • Sese wood with steel fixtures
  • Eco-Friendly: carved from natural and sustainable wood
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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LINDA

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01/29/2021

"Adorns my wall"

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The symbols keep you questioning our works and our future. Love the look on my wall and the stares is gets from those new to my home.

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Suzann

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04/18/2022

"Nativity"

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Love ??

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SANDRA

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01/24/2022

"Problem with Standing"

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Because several figures in the set are not level on the bottom, they either fall often or have to lean against something to stand.

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Welcome Jesus, African Themed Nativity Scene Crafted by Hand (Set of 10)

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Mark

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12/30/2021

"Very Basic but Charming Nativity"

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Figures within the Palm House are roughly carved and lack detail on the faces, clothing. Artist needs to take a bit more time and do a bit more finishing effort.

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  • This was a gift for: Wife
  • Occasion: Christmas

Denise

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11/23/2021

"Lucky charm"

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Though not the best quality, is appealing to look at.

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Robin

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09/23/2021

"Absolutely LOVE this sculpture."

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Such beautiful workmanship and heart has gone into making this beautiful sculpture. I started a new job that I new would be a bit of a challenge at first due to my lack of management experience in the past. This beautiful sculpture sits on my desk and I receive a calming sensation every time I look at it. Also, it is more beautiful in person. RW

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