Sankofa Bird Decorative African Staff Carved by Hand, "Wise Sankofa"
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The legendary Sankofa bird turning its long neck to let its head rest on its back symbolizes a return to one's roots. Eva Asantewa Amakye designs this stunning piece which, according to the customs of the Akan people of Ghana, when used will prevent one from repeating past mistakes. The staff is carved by hand of seasoned sese wood and decorated with embossed aluminum.
Many African societies regard a person with a staff with respect and dignity. Usually associated with age, an elderly person using a staff is believed to have accumulated vast knowledge and wisdom through the years. Traditionally, the design on a staff tells the societal status and political inclination of the person using it.
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.
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.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.
Eva Asantewa Amakye has received a $500 microcredit loan with 0% interest.
This artist supports children under the age of 18.