Cast brass Adinkra gye nyame (supremacy of god) design charm which measures 28mm tall (about 1-1/8 inch) tall 25mm wide (about an 1 inch) with an integral top loop. The charm is about 2mm thick. Sold individually. Choose from solid brass or silver plated.
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