Gye Nyame Stride
- Hand Carved in Ghana by a local artisan.
- Imported from Africa
- Featuring brown and black hues and a twisted design.
- Measures 38 inches
- Weighs 1.7 lbs
An authentic decorative African Walking Stick hand-carved out of Sese Wood. Featuring a twisted design along the length of the walking stick, brown and black hues, a loop handle with the Adinkra symbol for Gye Nyame sitting prominently beneath the handle.
Gye Nyame is the most famous Adinkra symbol in the Akan culture. Gye Nyame means "But God," and it alludes to God's dominance over all. The one that all should revere and fear. The symbol is a testament to the strong faith of the Akan in the Supreme Being. God is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient in the Akan culture.
The Gye Nyame sign is used by the Akan people in a variety of ways, including as decorations on clothing and art.
Gye Nyame is a premium African Walking Stick. It is thicker and features more intricate detailing and carving than most of our standard African Walking Sticks. Measures approximately 38 inches (Length) x 5.5 inches (Width) x 2 inches (Depth) and weighs approximately 1.7 lbs.
Many African societies regard a person with a walking stick with respect and dignity. Usually associated with age, an elderly person using a walking stick is believed to have accumulated vast knowledge and wisdom through the years. Traditionally, the design on a walking stick tells the societal status and political inclination of the person using it.
This walking cane has not been approved by any medical body or authority for use as a mobility aid. It is primarily designed for decorative purposes only.
Each walking stick is hand-carved out of Sese Wood by Kwasi Asante and his team. There may be slight and subtle differences in size, shape and/or pattern. This is what makes each walking stick unique and a true piece of African Art.
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|Edition||Each walking stick is hand carved by local master artisans in Ghana.|
Kwasi AsanteKwesi Asante is a Master Carver from Kokomlemle, an area that is in the southern part of the Greater Accra region. Kwesi's uncles and brothers were all carvers and carving was the family business. He learned the trade from his family members and would practice the art after school when he was young. After Kwesi finished school he joined the family business full time. After a few years, he started his own shop and now employs 30 artisans and apprentices in his workshop.
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