Gye Nyame

Adinkra – Gye Nyame

$35.00

Adinkra (ah’-deen’-krah) is the name of a set of symbols in Akan culture of Ghana, West Africa, which reflect the history, values and aspirations of the people. Our exquisite bronze adinkra symbols are handcrafted using the lost wax casting process requiring both artistry and time.

Gye Nyame – Translates “Except God”

Symbol of the supremacy of God. This unique and beautiful symbol is ubiquitous in Ghana. It is by far the most popular for use in decoration, a reflection on the deeply religious character of the Ghanaian people.

 

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Product Description

Adinkra (ah’-deen’-krah) is the name of a set of symbols in Akan culture of Ghana, West Africa, which reflect the history, values and aspirations of the people. Adinkra are symbols from Ghana, West Africa, originally created by the Gyaman people, in what is now the present day country of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire in western Africa. The term Adinkra came from the legendary king of the Gyaman, Nana Kofi Adinkra, who wore clothes with colorful patterns made up of symbols with special meanings. The symbols are stamped on cloth, carved in architecture and sculpture, painted in homes, shrines, used as company logos and displayed in a variety of other ways.

Additional Information

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 3 x 3 x 3.25 in

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