Bone: Adinkra Gye Nyame Batik Beads - Ivory on ebony smaller beads
Bone: Adinkra Gye Nyame Batik Beads - Ivory on ebony smaller beads

Bone: Adinkra Gye Nyame Batik Beads - Ivory on ebony smaller beads

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Adinkra are ancient African visual symbols or motifs that date back to the Akan people in 19th century Ivory Coast and Ghana and express history, culture, beliefs and philosophy. While many symbols represent a proverb or piece of Akan wisdom, other symbols may depict historical events, customs, culture, the natural world or environment.  (Not all symbols have a proverbial expression. Adinkra have historically been painted or printed onto cloth which was then worn during important sacred ceremonies including funerals, weddings, naming festivities and more.  Contemporary use of Adinkra symbols has widened to use in jewelry, architecture and home decor.  

These stunning batik beads are adorned with the West African Adinkra symbol, Gye Nyame ("except for God" -- the symbol of the supremacy of God)

Adinkra Symbol:  Gye nyame

Literal meaning:  Except God

Symbolic meaning: Omnipotence and immortality 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.The small are ivory on ebony and measure 3/4 inch (20mm) square.  You get a package of 10 beads.  They have vertically drilled 1-2mm hole and are approximately 3-4mm thick.

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