NOVICA “Adinkra Symbols II” Threadwork Art

NOVICA “Adinkra Symbols II” Threadwork Art

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  • Authentic: an original NOVICA fair trade product in Association with National Geographic
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  • Product info: cotton thread on card stock
  • Arrives unframed
  • Signed by the artist; hand-crafted item — color, size and/or motif may vary slightly

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Ernestina oppong asante shares the wisdom of the legendary adinkra symbols with this colorful thread work composition. She reveals the presence of three women, with two 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. 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.

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