Wrought in brilliant red, the Atiko Gyawu symbol swirls in exquisite symmetry. It is said to be inspired by the shaved head of Gyawu, a Bantama king of the Ashanti people who escaped imprisonment. Atiko refers to the back of the monarch's head. It is a symbol of high social standing. Randy Abeka Abbam creates the bright image by patiently gluing cotton thread to a card stock base. Ghanaian Adinkra symbols such as this one represent popular sayings.
Cotton thread on card stock, the work arrives in a frame of tweneboa wood.
- 0.40 kgs
- 0.9 lbs
- Framed: 33 cm H x 44.5 cm W x 1.5 cm D
- Framed: 13" H x 17.5" W x 0.6" D
- Threadwork: 40 cm W x 28.5 cm H
- Threadwork: 15.75" W x 11.25" H