Gye Nyame Adinkra Symbol African Threadwork Art, "Gye Nyame"
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This handcrafted work of threadwork art from Ernestina Oppong Asante features the adinkra symbol gye nyame, which symbolizes the omnipotence and immortality of God. Adinkra symbols are visual symbols that were introduced by the Akan peoples; they usually represent proverbs or concepts. She applies one thread at a time with diligent care for detail as she works with a palette that includes red, green, yellow and black on an ecru background.
Ernestina supports and provides for her grandchildren's education.
Ernestina Oppong Asante has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1600 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood and paints, as well as leather for the drums.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.