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Adinkra - Kola Nut


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 or decoration, or given as gifts of well wishes. You decide!

While not an adinkra symbol the Kola nut plays a significant role in West African culture. It symbolizes life, wealth and unity. It has broad traditional usage such as;  to welcome family, open conversations, announce marriages, naming ceremonies, seek the wisdom of the gods or ancestors.  The nut itself has significant nutritional elements ranging from medicinal to recreational.

Measures: 2 x 2 x 2 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.

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