This spectacular silver-plated cast brass aya (fern) charm is 40mm in length and comes in silver-plated brass. (about 1.75inches long) and 25mm wide (1 inch) at its widest point. Sold individually.
Aya symbolizes endurance and resourcefulness, because the fern can thrive in difficult environments.
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: The fern
Symbolic meaning: Defiance; endurance; resourcefulness
These charms or pendants would make striking earrings.