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Ghanaian Threadwork Wall Art, "Adinkra Symbols I"

byErnestina Oppong Asante: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (28)
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Ernestina Oppong Asante shares the wisdom of the legendary Adinkra symbols with this colorful threadwork composition. She reveals the presence of three women holding symbols as she applies one thread at a time. The top one, represented by crossed swords, is Akofena which stands for courage, valor, and heroism. In the middle is Gye Nyame, which proclaims God’s supremacy over all. Sankofa, in the shape of a bird with its head turned to the back, symbolizes the importance of learning from the past. Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Akan of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d'Ivoire and they represent concepts or aphorisms.

  • 0.32 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 46 cm W x 59 cm H
  • 18" W x 23" H

  • Cotton thread on card stock
  • Arrives unframed
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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28

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08/28/2020

"outstanding"

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The detail and colors come alive. This is a very very nice piece

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Adinkra Symbols I, Ghanaian Threadwork Wall Art

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06/08/2019

"Adinkra I Wall Art"

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The adinkra threadwork picture is beautiful with brilliant colors. The threading is flawless.

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Adinkra Symbols I, Ghanaian Threadwork Wall Art

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04/28/2021

"Fine work of art- 5star"

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I bought this along with 3 other drums. Each is beautifully made and finished. Highly recommend.

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04/17/2021

"I love my drum"

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I have played this drum at many a Peaceweaver Gathering. This drum brings me joy.

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03/16/2021

"Spectacular!"

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Im not an expert on African art, so when I would see masks for hundreds of dollars in a shop I would not know what I was paying for. But this mask is just as beautiful and it supports living artists at a price I can afford. I am so happy I got this mask, and as soon as Im out of lockdown I look forward to showing it to my friends!!

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wood metal carving serene

Best Uses

  • decorative

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03/06/2021

"I love this"

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I have this one on a wall cutout between kitchen and living room, and its beautiful. Happy with this purchase.

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Noble Zebra, Fair Trade African Wood Wall Mask Carved by Hand in Ghana

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Ernestina supports and provides for her grandchildren's education.

Ernestina Oppong Asante has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1600 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood and paints, as well as leather for the drums.

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

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.

 
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