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Hand Carved Wood Wall Panel with Ashanti Adinkra Symbols, "Ashanti Wisdom"

Francis Agbete finds inspiration in the wisdom and artistry of the Adinkra... more

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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: Akokonan symbolizing mercy, nurturing; Mmusuyidee or "that which removes ill luck," stands for good fortune and sanctity and Akofena, the sword of war, represents courage and valor. Next is the most widely known symbol, Gye Nyame, hailing God's supremacy and the fifth one is Sankofa, which encourages to learn from the past.

Includes galvanized steel hooks.

  • 0.34 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 85 cm H x 12.5 cm W x 1 cm D
  • 33.5" H x 4.9" W x 0.4" D

  • Sese wood with steel fixtures
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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Robin

From Brooklyn, New York

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04/03/2020

"This was exactly what i wanted"

I searched everywhere and i finally found what i was looking for.

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Anthony

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03/02/2020

"Wall decor"

I display it with pride.

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  • I wear it with pride

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Donna

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10/12/2019

"Good and meaningful craftsmanship"

This is a fine piece that is not too heavy. I love is the different symbols giving it meaning beyond its decorative value. Its perfect for my living room wall.

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Suzann

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04/18/2022

"Nativity"

Love ??

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SANDRA

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01/24/2022

"Problem with Standing"

Because several figures in the set are not level on the bottom, they either fall often or have to lean against something to stand.

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Mark

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12/30/2021

"Very Basic but Charming Nativity"

Figures within the Palm House are roughly carved and lack detail on the faces, clothing. Artist needs to take a bit more time and do a bit more finishing effort.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Wife
  • Occasion: Christmas

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