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Adinkra Collection

The Adinkra symbol system of West Africa conveys traditional wisdom. These symbols are a traditional motif for decoration, used by many Ghanaian artisans & carrying a personal significance for them. Use code ADINKRA during checkout to save 25% on the items in this collection, this Saturday only.

The fine print: Discount code applies only on items in this collection on Saturday 11/30/19. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

 

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$45.00

These stunning low plant stands are beaded with an intricate mosaic of colorful strung glass beads. An artful way to display your favorite house plants, each stand includes a beaded wooden seat atop a sturdy metal frame. Also useful as a decorative short side table or stool.

Choose from 2 designs. Measures 12"D x 12"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Artisans in Ghana use their creative beading and metal working skills to create furniture with an uniquely African flair. This item is handmade by our artisan partner Fred Orkoli.

$64.00

A lost wax brass Adinkra Sankofa symbol adorns the teak tabletop of this stackable table. Handcrafted in Ghana, it features a beautifully grained inset in a sturdy metal frame and will be a warm, stylish addition to your living space.

In the Adinkra symbol system of West Africa, the Sankofa extols the wisdom of looking to the past for knowledge one might have missed along the way.

Table measures 12"L x 12"W x 18"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Ghana produces one of the strongest teak woods available. Teak is highly valued for its durability, water resistance, and attractive graining which makes it suitable for outdoor furniture as well as interior use. Talented artisans in Ghana use this beautifully grained teak as insets in sturdy metal framed tables.

$64.00

This gorgeous accent table handcrafted in Ghana, featuring a beautifully grained teak inset in a sturdy metal frame, will be a warm, stylish addition to your living space. A lost-wax brass Dwennimmen symbol adorns the tabletop of this stackable piece.

In the Adinkra symbol system of West Africa, the Dwennimmen is styled after ram's horns. Dwennimmen calls for individuals to remember to balance strength with humility, like the ram who fights with all his might, yet also humbly surrenders to slaughter.

Table measures 12"L x 12"W x 18"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Ghana produces one of the strongest teak woods available. Teak is highly valued for its durability, water resistance, and attractive graining which makes it suitable for outdoor furniture as well as interior use. Talented artisans in Ghana use this beautifully grained teak as insets in sturdy metal framed tables.

$54.00 $110.00

Fair trade from Ghana, these beautiful mirrors are made by stretching panels of blue fabric over wooden frames. A brass Adinkra symbol adorns the bottom of each mirror.

Small: 16"D x 1"T. Large: 24"D x 1"W. Back includes hanging hardware. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

Founded by Andy Koney nearly 20 years ago in his bedroom, today the Ghanian artistic collective known as Yenok employs 40 men and women who are dedicated to creating beautiful furniture and woodworking art, often with a spiritual flair. Yenok's products are recognized for their high quality and custom craftsmanship.

$54.00 $110.00

Fair trade from Ghana, these beautiful mirrors are made by stretching panels of blue fabric over wooden frames. A brass Adinkra symbol adorns the bottom of each mirror.

Small: 16"L x 1"W x 16"T. Large: 24"L x 1"W x 24"T. Back includes hanging hardware.

About the Artisans:

Founded by Andy Koney nearly 20 years ago in his bedroom, today the Ghanian artistic collective known as Yenok employs 40 men and women who are dedicated to creating beautiful furniture and woodworking art, often with a spiritual flair. Yenok's products are recognized for their high quality and custom craftsmanship.

$155.00

This handmade mirror is crafted in Kenya using wood and accents of Congolese kuba cloth. The patterning of handmade Kuba cloth varies, making each mirror unique. The mirror is framed by four brass corners and hanging hardware is included on the back.

The mirror was selected for its beauty and quality on a buying trip to Nairobi.

Measures 13"W x 17"H x 1"D. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

A talented Kenyan artisan named Simon creates unique home decor with definitive African style. Working from his home workshop in Nairobi, Simon enjoys uniting traditional African motifs in new ways.

$28.00

Showcasing the brilliant colors and patterns of African wax cloth, Ghanaian artisans put fun ankara wax cloth patterns to work as comfy slippers with a foam footbed, anti-slip bottom and contrasting trim. Limited quantities available and designs will vary slightly.

Sizes:

[Small] 10"L x 4.5"W = Women's Shoe Size 5-7.Only available with brown trim.

[Medium] 11"L x 4.5"W = Women's Shoe Size 7.5-9.5; Men's Size 6. Only available with brown trim.

[Large] 11.5"L x 5"W = Women's Shoe Size 10-12; Men's Sizes 9-10.5. Only available with blue trim.

[Extra Large] 12"L x 5"W = Men's Sizes 11-12.5. Only available with brown trim.

About the Artisans:

African wax prints, also known as Ankara prints, are common materials for clothing in Africa, especially West Africa. A woman named Georgina works with a group of artisans who batik-dye cloth and sew colorful accessories.

$28.00

Showcasing the brilliant colors and patterns of African wax cloth, Ghanaian artisans put fun Ankara wax cloth patterns to work as comfy slippers with a foam footbed, anti-slip bottom and contrasting trim. Limited quantities available and designs will vary slightly.

Sizes:

[Small] 10"L x 4.5"W = Women's Shoe Size 5-7.

[Medium] 11"L x 4.5"W = Women's Shoe Size 7.5-9.5; Men's Size 6.

[Large] 11.5"L x 5"W = Women's Shoe Size 10-12; Men's Sizes 9-10.5.

[Extra Large] 12"L x 5"W = Men's Sizes 11-12.5.

About the Artisans:

African wax prints, also known as Ankara prints, are common materials for clothing in Africa, especially West Africa. A woman named Georgina works with a group of artisans who batik-dye cloth and sew colorful accessories.

$18.00

This eye-catching African wax cloth button necklace strings together colorful bubbles on black cord, creating a festive, one-of-a-kind adornment.

Measures 32"L (total circumference), 15" drop. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

A young Ghanaian aspiring model uses African wax prints, also known as Ankara prints, to handcraft colorful jewelry. The fabric is industrially produced, making colorful cotton cloths with batik-inspired printing. Artisans in Ghana highlight this cloth fabric by making colorful accessories.

$18.00

Vibrant patterned ankara cotton cloth elevates small lined journals and large blank sketchbooks. Each book includes an elasticized band for keeping the pages closed, and the journal includes a ribbon for keeping place.

Journal measures 8"L x 5.25"W with 80 lined pages. Sketchbook measures 12"L x 8"W with 70 blank pages. Due to the handmade nature of this item, variation is in pattern placement expected.

About the Artisans:

African wax prints, also known as Ankara prints, are common materials for clothing in Africa, especially West Africa. A woman named Georgina works with a group of artisans who batik-dye cloth and sew colorful accessories.

 

$38.00

These rustic, handcrafted wall hooks greet you with symbolism and beauty. They are made from sturdy metal and hand-carved, textured wood. Each hook offers three pegs for hanging hats, scarves, jewelry, or towels.

Measures 8.5"L x 2.5"W x 8"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Back includes hanging hardware.

GYE NYAME (except for God) a symbol of the omnipotence and supremacy of God.

SANKOFA (go back and get it) a symbol of finding wisdom from the lessons of the past.

DWENNIMMEN (ram's horns) a symbol reminding us that even the strong must be humble.

About the Artisans:

Founded by Andy Koney nearly 20 years ago in his bedroom, today the Ghanian artistic collective known as Yenok employs 40 men and women who are dedicated to creating beautiful furniture and woodworking art, often with a spiritual flair. Yenok's products are recognized for their high quality and custom craftsmanship.

$28.00

These handcrafted holders are made from sturdy metal and hand-carved, textured wood. Featuring a meaningful Adinkra symbol, the holders bring meaning and rustic style to the bathroom.

Measures 8.5"L x 2.5"W x 8"T. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

GYE NYAME (except for God) a symbol of the omnipotence and supremacy of God.

SANKOFA (go back and get it) a symbol of finding wisdom from the lessons of the past.

DWENNIMMEN (ram's horns) a symbol reminding us that even the strong must be humble.

About the Artisans:

Founded by Andy Koney nearly 20 years ago in his bedroom, today the Ghanian artistic collective known as Yenok employs 40 men and women who are dedicated to creating beautiful furniture and woodworking art, often with a spiritual flair. Yenok's products are recognized for their high quality and custom craftsmanship.

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