Ashanti Adinkra Symbols Hand Carved Wood Wall Panel, "Ashanti Wisdom II"
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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
- Free Gift Wrap? No
- Premium Gift Wrap? No
- Made in Ghana.
- Ships fast from USA.
Francis Agbete has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $1050. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of ebony wood, leather, brass, polish and sandpaper to increase production.
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.