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Brown and Cream Wood Folding Table with Adinkra Symbols, "Adinkra"

Ghanaian artisan Ali Mohammed presents an intriguing sese wood accent table with cultural significance. The tabletop bears a series of adinkra symbols, carved and painted in ivory over dark brown. Adinkra symbols are visual symbols that were... more

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Ghanaian artisan Ali Mohammed presents an intriguing sese wood accent table with cultural significance. The tabletop bears a series of adinkra symbols, carved and painted in ivory over dark brown. Adinkra symbols are visual symbols that were introduced by the Akan peoples; they usually represent proverbs or concepts. The table folds for easy storage when not in use.

The adinkra symbols on the tabletop are: Hye won hye, which translates to "that which does not burn"--a symbol of imperishability and endurance; Gye nyame, meaning "except for God"-- a symbol of God's supremacy; Wawa aba, "seed of the wawa tree" representing hardiness, toughness and perseverance; Nsoromma, "child of the heavens", a symbol of guardianship; Nyame biribi wo soro, meaning "God is in the heavens", a symbol of hope; Sankofa, meaning "return and get it", a symbol of the importance of learning from the past; Osram ne nsoromma, "the moon and the star", a symbol of love, faithfulness, and harmony; Nkonsonkonson, "chain link", a symbol of unity and human relations; and Sepow, "the knife thrust through the cheeks of the man about to be executed to prevent his invoking a curse on the king"--a symbol of justice.

  • 2.60 kgs
  • 5.7 lbs
  • Open: 41 cm H x 47 cm W x 44 cm D
  • Open: 16.25" H x 18.5" W x 17.25" D
  • Folded: 48.5 cm H x 46.5 cm W x 7 cm D
  • Folded: 19" H x 18.25" W x 2.8" D

  • Sese wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Folds for easy storage
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Ghanaicon info
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Florence

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03/11/2024

"Beautiful and well packaged"

I was a bit sceptical about buying from an unknow company, but this arrived in excellent condition. Its true to the photo. I would purchase from the platform and the artist again

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05/19/2023

"Necklace full of culture"

The details of the mask are spectacular, very well done, the beads are cute. I loved the size, I arrive just in time. Hugs from Mexico

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04/08/2023

"Exquisite Gift"

Absolutely Beautiful!

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Norma

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03/09/2023

"Love the Look"

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01/18/2023

"Unique Santa"

This Santa is very unique. The detail is great and it is well made. I had been eyeing this for some time. I am glad I finally made the purchase. Looking forward to displaying it.

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01/16/2023

"Stunning!"

This mask is stunning in its simplicity. Of course the color is a big part of its impact. it makes me smile every time i look at it. Wonderful purchase.

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