House of Talents
Adinkra - Bese Saka
The name of the symbol Bese Saka, translates to "Sack of cola nuts" and represents affluence, abundance and unity.
Cola nuts was a major cash crop before cocoa became the main cash crop in Ghana. Used as a barter system, it also references the importance of trade as a means of community building.
Our exquisite bronze adinkra symbols are handcrafted using the lost wax casting process requiring both artistry and time. The symbols can be framed as wall art, for decoration, or given as gifts of well wishes. You decide!
Measures: 3 x 3 x 3.25 in
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.