Ashanti Wisdom II: Hand Carved African Adinkra Wooden Wall Hanging

Ashanti Wisdom II

Francis Agbete
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  • Hand Made
  • Crafted Out of Sese Wood
  • 23 inches
  • Made in Ghana
  • Featuring Adinkra Symbols

An authentic hand made African wall hanging crafted by Francis Agbete and his team of local artisans out of Sese Wood and galvanized steel fixtures. It consists of five Adinkra symbols: Mmusuyidee, Gye Nyame, Sankofa, Nkontim and Akofena and serves as a testimony to the wisdom and artistry of the Ashanti people.

Mmusuyidee:   That which removes bad luck or evil. Represents good fortune, sanctity and spiritual strength

Gye Nyame: Except God. A symbol expressing the omnipotence of God. Probably the most popular Adinkra symbol. 

Sankofa: Go back and get it. A symbol of the wisdom of learning from the past to build for the future.

Nkontim: Known as the Hair of the Queen's Servant. This symbol represents loyalty and service.

Akofena: A sword of war (or the state ceremonial swords). A symbol of state authority, legality, the legitimized authority of a ruler, recognition of the gallantry of heroic deeds.

The Ashanti historically were a powerful empire that was at its peak in the 19th century. They are a part of the Akan ethnic group. In modern times, they are one of the leading ethnic groups of Ghana and a primarily located in south central Ghana. 

This wall hanging measures 27 inches (length) x 3.7 inches (Width) x .4 inches (Depth). Each one is made by hand in Ghana. Perfect for incorporating elements from the Motherland into your home. 

Each sculpture is crafted by hand so there may be slight and subtle variations in color, size and pattern.

Edition Each Wall Hanging is Hand Carved by a Master Ghanaian Artisan
Height 23 inches
Length 3.7 inches
Medium Sese Wood
Signed Unsigned
SKU 217630
Width .4 inches

Francis Agbete

My name is Francis Agbete and I come from a family of traditional wood carvers. I was born December 28, 1976 in a suburb of Accra. I attended the Vakpo Secondary Technical Institute from 1994 to 1996, and upon graduation I enrolled at the Accra Poly-Technical Institute to read Mechanical Technician course grade two. While at school, funding was becoming a difficulty. So during weekends and vacations, I would visit my father's wood carving workshop and assist him by carving some products for sale. I have always helped my father when he's needed me, so coming to assist my father at the workshop at this time of my educational career was not a new job for me.

The realization eventually dawned on me to stay on, work on my own designs, and display my own woodcarvings so that I could earn enough to support my education. I ventured and opened a workshop at the Craft Village near the Tetteh Quarshie Circle. Managing and controlling the operations of the shop was becoming a problem since, as a student, I needed more time for my studies than for my carving jobs. To solve this problem, I explained this idea both to my sister, Mary Agbete and my cousin, Stephen Agbete and asked them about the possibility of looking after the workshop and selling the items I carved while I was at school.

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