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Adinkra Gye Nyame Batik Bone Beads - Ivory on ebony
Larger Adinkra Gye Nyame Batik Bone Beads Framed Ebony on Ivory.
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These are stunning, graphic batik beads, adorned with the West African Adinkra symbol, Gye Nyame ("except for God" -- the symbol of the supremacy of God) in a larger size. 25mm x 25mm square with a 1-2 mm vertically-drilled hole. Since these are handmade, there may be some variation in thickness. (Most are 3-4mm, and slightly thicker in the middle of the bead.)
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.
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.
These are ebony on ivory batik bone in an ebony frame tablet bead. You get a package of 9 beads.
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