Ankh Eye Kwanzaa Kinara Set

Francis Agbete
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  • Measures 12.25 inches (Length) x 6.5 inches (Height) x 2.25 inches (Width)
  • Hand carved out of Sese Wood
  • Authentic African art. Imported from Ghana
  • Felt bottom and brass inserts in candleholder opening
  • Avaiable in brown or black

Planning for your upcoming Kwanzaa celebration? Want to incorporate the principles of Kwanzaa into your life or the lives of your family members, friends or community?

The perfect way to start is with a quality Kwanzaa Kinara set. All of our Kinara sets are hand-carved out of wood in Ghana by local artisans and imported into the United States. Many feature symbols of significance to African culture and Kwanzaa principles.

Our Kwanzaa Kinara Set features the following symbols:

Ankh: The Ankh, also known as the "key of life," is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol that represents the concept of eternal life. It's one of the most recognizable symbols from ancient Egypt, often seen in the hands of the Neteru depicted in hieroglyphs. The symbol, which resembles a cross with a loop at the top, signifies the union of opposites and the divine connection between mortal life and the afterlife.

Eye of Horus: The Eye of Horus is a significant symbol in ancient Egyptian culture. It represents protection, healing, and power. It is often associated with prosperity and well-being. This symbol originates from the legend of Isis and Osiris, where Horus, their son, lost his left eye in a struggle. Miraculously, the eye was restored, which led to it symbolizing restoration and healing. The Eye of Horus is also linked with the concept of wholeness or completeness. Furthermore, it is also referred to as the "third eye" where it embodies intuitive and inner wisdom.

Measures approximately 12.25 inches (Length) x 6.5 inches (Height) x 2.5 (Width) and weighs 1lb 13oz.. The Unity cup measures 6.5 inches in height and weighs 5.4 ounces. The kwanzaa kinara and the unity cup have a felt bottom and the candle openings in the kinara have brass inserts for an additional decorative accent and safety measure.

Made out of Sese wood. Sese wood is native to many parts of Africa and is highly sought after by artisans and carvers due to its unique attributes. This type of wood is known for its robustness, durability, and ease of carving, making it an ideal material for intricate designs and detailed works of art. Its smooth grain allows for precise cuts and shapes, contributing to the creation of beautiful and intricate patterns that are often seen in African carvings. In addition, this wood has a rich, dark tone that enhances the aesthetic appeal of the finished products, giving them a distinct and appealing look.

Note: With Candles ship with Unity Cup, Kinara, and Candles. Without Candles ships with Kinara and Unity Cup.


1. Umoja (Unity): On the first day of Kwanzaa, members of the African-American community focus on the principle of Umoja. This principle emphasizes the importance of unity in all areas, including family, community, nation, and race.

2. Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): The second principle of Kwanzaa is, or “self-determination.” Its focus is building your identity as a person and a community, both historically and in the present day, by asking the question, “Who am I?” Kujichagulia also encourages the question, “Am I all that I ought to be?”

3. Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): Ujima focuses on the collective responsibility for both achievements and setbacks in the community. This principle reminds celebrants that building each other up is the best way to truly solve problems.

4. Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): Ujamaa is the principle of cooperative economics. This goes beyond the mass spending associated with the holiday season. Ujamaa focuses on a concerted effort to pool resources (financial and otherwise) together to benefit Black communities and neighborhoods and essentially build a more communal sense of “profit.”

5. Nia (Purpose): Nia, which means “purpose,” is the fifth principle of Kwanzaa. Nia can refer to being proactive in setting your own personal goals, but it also encourages you to think outward and look at goals that can benefit the larger community. It can mean purpose for your own future, the financial purpose of your family, or the collective purpose of your economic community.

6. Kuumba (Creativity): Kuumba is the principle of creativity. This can, of course, refer to individual creativity, but the focus is on improving and bringing beauty to your community through that creativity, whether it's art, dance, music, or literature.

7. Imani (Faith): On January 1st, the final day of Kwanzaa, celebrants light the last green candle for the principle of Imani. Imani translates to “faith.” Remember that Kwanzaa is a non-religious celebration, but faith here refers to the family and community traditions as a spiritual center. It is a belief in community leaders, teachers, and loved ones, past and present.

Note: Each kinara set is hand made so there may be slight and subtle differences in color, size, and shape. In addition, the Unity Cups are decorative only and you should not actually drink out of the cup.hand-carved

Edition Handmade
Edition Size Each Kwanzaa kinara set is hand carved by Francis Agbete.
Height 6.5 inches
Length 12.25 inches
Medium Sese Wood
Width 2.25 inches
Year Released 2023
Francis Agbete

Francis Agbete

Francis Agbete, born in 1976 in a suburb of Accra, hails from a family of traditional wood carvers. He honed his skills while assisting his father in his workshop during his school years at Vakpo Secondary Technical Institute and later at the Accra Polytechnical Institute. Francis's artistry embodies a unique blend of tradition and innovation, evident in his handcrafted artwork that has found recognition not only in his native Ghana but also internationally. His commitment to his craft extends beyond his own success - he uses his influence to contribute to his community's welfare and mentor other local artisans.

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