Cast brass Adinkra nyame dua (tree of God) design charm which measures
28mm tall (about 1-1/8 inch) tall 25mm wide (about 1 inch) with an
integral top loop. The charm is about 2mm thick. Sold individually.
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.
Literal meaning: Altar of God; Tree of God: God’s altar in the sky; a place of worship
Symbolic meaning: God’s presence/protection