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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
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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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  • home decoration

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02/03/2021

"Santa"

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Beautiful work, would not hesitate buying from this Artist again.

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02/01/2021

"Bought this for my collection"

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Beautiful

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01/29/2021

"Love the look"

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This can be bought from other venues but I love the size when I wear them.

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01/20/2021

"Lovely Father Christmas"

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I love to find Santa Claus in all colors and this one is lovely. Well made and sturdy- looked great with our decorations.

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01/05/2021

"Gorgeous earrings"

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They are slightly bigger than I thought, but they are really light and the paintings are precise. Beautiful pair.

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  • Casual

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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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