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Wood folding accent table, 'Adinkra' - Brown and Cream Wood Folding Table with Adinkra Symbols

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

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Ghanaian artisan Ali Mohammed presents an intriguing sese wood accent table with... 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 West Africaicon info
Gift Info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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77

Eleanor

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07/19/2021

"Gorgeous!"

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I wear these all the time! Theyre very light despite being large. An easy fashion statement, and a personal favorite purchase.

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Laurie

From New York City

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07/05/2021

"Simply gorgeous"

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I love these earrings. Lightweight and gorgeous. Fine craftsmanship.

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Queenly Flowers, Round Floral Sese Wood Dangle Earrings from Ghana

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Kathleen

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07/03/2021

"Amazing craftsmanship"

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This was a gift for my daughter and husband on their anniversary … the have a wall dedicated to all the beautiful mast from Africa. They are amazing and they love them Thank you to the craftsman and Novica

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: anniversary

Bindy

From New England

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04/17/2021

"A great addition to my Santa collection"

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Beautiful scupture.

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Alison

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03/10/2021

"Nice"

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Lovely earrings. Bigger than expected.

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  • Evening wear

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Pb

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02/12/2021

"Love the design, unique Santa!"

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Love this Santa dude, especially his little belly!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Ali financially supports the education of two of his own children and two others in primary school.

Ali Mohammed has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $2000.

Starting off with very humble earnings, Ali has worked hard to grow his workshop and better his livelihood and that of his family.

Ali currently supports four children who are all under the age of ten.

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