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

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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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From Brooklyn, New York

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04/03/2020

"This was exactly what i wanted"

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

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03/02/2020

"Wall decor"

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I display it with pride.

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  • I wear it with pride

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10/12/2019

"Good and meaningful craftsmanship"

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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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02/11/2021

"Reminder to Pray"

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This sculpture is unusual, beautiful and a calm reminder to pray about things which are out of our control. I recently sent one as a gift to my sister who has a terminal diagnosis. She placed in a prominent place in her home to remind her that God is always with her.

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  • Comfort
  • Inspiration, comfort, hope, beauty

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Inspirational Message, Hand Crafted Wood Sculpture

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  • This was a gift for: Sister
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01/29/2021

"Adorns my wall"

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The symbols keep you questioning our works and our future. Love the look on my wall and the stares is gets from those new to my home.

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01/10/2021

"Happy Giraffes"

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Beautiful piece of art from a skillful artisan from the West Africa

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Francis Agbete has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $1050. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of ebony wood, leather, brass, polish and sandpaper to increase production.

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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