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Unique Wood Throne Ottoman, "Wisdom Knot II"

The Akans call it Nyansapow, "Wisdom Knot." In Ghana, tradition says... more

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The Akans call it Nyansapow, "Wisdom Knot." In Ghana, tradition says that if you will undo a knot a wise man made, be sure you are at least as wise or wiser. Skillfully carved from cedar by Nana Frimpong, this stately stool portrays oneness among the chief, his elders and his people.

Frimpong is chief carver for Otumfour, the King of the Ashanti. He has a deep interest in the culture of his native Africa. Each of his sculptures is one of a kind, painstakingly crafted by hand, thus each stool will not necessarily have the same designs on the seat, however the design of the base will always be the same.

This durable, authentic example of African tradition will make an elegant addition to any home décor.

  • 6.37 kgs
  • 14.0 lbs
  • 44 cm H x 57 cm H x 31 cm H
  • 17.25" H x 22.5" H x 12.25" H

  • Cedar
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Ghanaicon info
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"This lovely carving now has a special place on my shrine"

Im delighted with this carving. Shes imbued with the loving care of the artisan, and the power of the ancient tradition she comes from. A precious find for me.

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"Perfect size for a small space"

This is just the right size to fit neatly in so many places. I reflect on the meaning each day as I leave the door of my bedroom where it reminds me to look honestly at the past and remember its lessons in order to build a better future.

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Sankofa Bird, Hand Made Wood Mask

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"Pride of my possessions; so different"

Im sitting on this as I speak, as I use it as my office chair. It is very comfortable and smooth. The quality is high and displays great care and workmanship from the artist. Everyone asks me where I got it. I am SO proud to show this item to my friends. I highly recommend this artist.

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functional unique comfortable

Best Uses

  • functional, comfortable, unique,
  • sitting, decor,

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Chemu Lagoon, Fair Trade Wood Throne Stool

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"Lovely addition"

This mask is a beautiful addirion to my collection and depiction of looking at the past in order to learn for the future

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"A beautiful set"

I bought the twin dolls as a gift for my daughter who is trying to have a baby. She loves them and has already displayed them on her shelf. I?ll let you know if they worked!

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  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: good luck


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So happy, so beautiful, & love all the fine details such as the introduction to the artist card, so special & I felt spiritually uplifted to see the gorgeous creator, & I am so happy, thank you very much. With love & blessings to Ghana, the artist & to all.

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Chief Carver Nana Frimpong has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1000 and the most recent for $1000. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood and polish for production.

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