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Sankofa Bird

Eva Amakye
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An authentic decorative African Walking Stick hand-carved out of a dark brown/black Sese Wood and featuring a Sankofa Bird beneath the circular handle. The Sankofa Bird has great significance in African culture.

The Sankofa Bird is typically depicted as twisting its beak behind itself, in order to bring forth an egg from its back. The symbol has been translated in English to mean "go back to the past and bring forward that which is useful." Connecting the past with the present allows us to be more effective agents in shaping our understanding of the forces that will have an impact on our collective future as citizens of the planet. We all share the responsibility for defining the terms by which we live. We honor those who have shown us the way and taught us the strategies for survival, endurance and growth.

African tradition also mentions that by wearing the Sankofa symbol or adorning an object you use with the Sankofa symbol it will prevent one from repeating past mistakes.

Sankofa Bird 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 39 inches (Length) x 5 inches (Width) x 2 inches (Depth) and weighs approximately 1.2 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 Eva Asantewa Amakye and her 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.

Add some elements from Mother Africa to your home decor today!

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Description

An authentic decorative African Walking Stick hand-carved out of a dark brown/black Sese Wood and featuring a Sankofa Bird beneath the circular handle. The Sankofa Bird has great significance in African culture.

The Sankofa Bird is typically depicted as twisting its beak behind itself, in order to bring forth an egg from its back. The symbol has been translated in English to mean "go back to the past and bring forward that which is useful." Connecting the past with the present allows us to be more effective agents in shaping our understanding of the forces that will have an impact on our collective future as citizens of the planet. We all share the responsibility for defining the terms by which we live. We honor those who have shown us the way and taught us the strategies for survival, endurance and growth.

African tradition also mentions that by wearing the Sankofa symbol or adorning an object you use with the Sankofa symbol it will prevent one from repeating past mistakes.

Sankofa Bird 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 39 inches (Length) x 5 inches (Width) x 2 inches (Depth) and weighs approximately 1.2 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 Eva Asantewa Amakye and her 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.

Add some elements from Mother Africa to your home decor today!

Specs.
Edition Each walking stick is hand carved by local master artisans in Ghana.
Length 39 inches
Medium Sese Wood
SKU 263348
Width 5 inches
Eva Amakye
Eva Asantewa Amakye is a designer from Accra, Ghana. Her main goal is to increase the size of her workshop so she can employ and train more young people in her community. Eva is a skilled designer and focuses on that aspect of the craft and the quality control process. She is truly passionate when ensuring that the carvings meet her expectations and design specifics. Amakye partners with master carvers to translate her concepts and bring them to life. Her greatest joy is watching how her creations evoke feelings of nostalgia and joy when held or viewed by their new owners.
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