Copy of Akuaba Ntafoɔ Bangal
Forged by local Ghanaian artisans and smiths at our *Kumasi* workshop using the lost wax casting process. Our beautiful *gender neutral* Akuaba Ntafoo is made of a 23 karat gold plate over brass. Our pieces are known to be conversation starters and a casual statement piece to be worn at any occasion.
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.
- Akuaba: An ancient doll normally used by the Akans to promote feritilty or in hope of becoming pregnant. The twin version of this bangal may speak to the desire of twins.
Adinkra symbols were originally created by the Gyaman clans from the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana hundreds of years ago. The adinkra symbols represent popular proverbs and maxims, they record historical events, and express particular attitudes or behavior related to depicted figures. Historically only worn on cloth by royalty and rulers of the land, today is now widely available in different fashions. We’ve re-erected these precious and rich symbols and forged them in a modern ready to wear jewelry collection.
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.
- DIRECTLY supporting a local artisan and manufacturing economy.
- Investing in the growth of a sustainable jewelry industry.