Ashanti Design Sankofa Stool (Ghana)
$196.49
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The Heritage Pride Sankofa Stool - a symbol of Ghanaian pride and culture and meticulously hand carved of non-endangered Sese wood, known for its durability and attractive finish. The Sankofa symbol is one of many sacred Adinkra Symbols ascribed to the Akan people who settled in the area of West Africa that is now called Ghana and Ivory Coast. The word Sankofa literally means “Go back for it”. The symbol is represented by a forward moving metaphorical bird with its head turned backwards to retrieve an egg (representing the future) from its back. "Sankofa" teaches us to reach back and gather the best of what our past has to teach us, so that we can achieve our full potential as we move forward. Whatever we have lost, forgotten, forgone or been stripped of, can be reclaimed, revived, preserved and perpetuated. The wisdom from the past becomes the guide to a better and stronger future. Product Features: Materials: Wood Color: Multi-color Stool features the 'Sankofa' symbol on both sides Can be used as a foot stool or sitting stool. For Adults and children Sankofa symbol is the shape of a bird looking backwards which symbolizes a call to embrace one's ancestry and heritage. Dimensions: 22 inches long x 10 inches wide x 16 inches high Story Behind the Art: Asante is a pillar in his community, employing scores of carvers in his large craft shop. This has given much needed employment in the area. He also involves several villages in his trade which boosts the local economy. He is a community activist who believes in education and works to improve the quality of life in his neighborhood.

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