Benfra Ketewa Bangal
- Aesthetics & Meaning
- How It's Made, Sizing
- About Us
- Environmental Impact of Your Purchase
Since the fourteenth century, Akan rulers have used elaborate displays of royal regalia (Agyapdie) to express their power and wealth, as well as to shield themselves from harm. We have erected this royal regalia in modern fashion while maintaining the techniques used to produce them that are centuries old.
Our beautiful unisex Benfra Bracelets shown in an 23 karat gold and silver plated finish are an elegant and casual statement piece to wear at any occasion you would like to stand out at. They are surely conversation starters and relics meant to be passed down on to future generations.
- Benfra: Normally worn by Akan elites and rulers. A symbol of status.
This piece is handcrafted in our Kumasi workshop and made by local Ghanaian Artisans. These artisans are of a special class of royal smiths who ancestrally believe they derive from a mystical man called Fusu Kwabi who is said to descend from the heavens in the early 1400s to teach men how to work gold.
All rings are made through a lost wax casting process. We use a mixture of local brass and bronze as a base. Due to the handmade nature of this item, each piece is unique, one of the same & any variations are considered part of the beauty of the design.
We are Ghanaians and a black owned small business in love with our culture with a mission to share a piece of our heritage with the rest of the world.
- Investing in the health and economy of the communities that are affected by precious metals, gemstone mining, and manufacturing in particular Ghana.
- Supporting a local artisan and manufacturing economy.
- Investing in the growth of a sustainable jewelry industry.]