Handcarved Gye Nyame Symbol  Statue(Ghana)
 

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Handcarved Gye Nyame Symbol Statue(Ghana)

Overall Rating Rating 4.7  |  45 reviews  |  Write a review
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    Add the mystery of ancient Africa to your decor with Worldstock's Hand-carved Gye Nyame Symbol.

    This eye-catching symbol was manufactured by the Agege carvers of the Ashanti tribe in a small village on the outskirts of Kumasi City. It is an ancient symbol that is found on a variety of handcrafted Ghanaian items. The literal meaning of the symbol refers to God as being the only thing to fear in this world.

    The Story Behind the Product

    Nana was born to a family of 9 children in the town of Kumasi in Ghana, West Africa. His parents divorced when he was only 8 years old and Nana became so rebellious that his mother sent him to live with his father in Tamale (in the Northern region of Ghana) when Nana was 12 years old. It was there that he developed an interest in art. He dropped out of school when he was 14 and started training with a master carver in Tamale. In 2000 Nana began selling his products through Worldstock. Nana is now married with 3 children and lives in Accra, Ghana. He is now a master carver with his own shop and 10 employees. Nana?s life has been so improved since he began working with Worldstock that he named his son after his contact at Overtsock.com.

    What is Worldstock?

    The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.

    Ships Carbon Neutral*
    Imported

    Ships Carbon Neutral*
Dimensions:
8 in. x 1 in. x 8 in.
Materials:
Sesse Wood
Model No:
AC156

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  • Material
    Wood
  • Worldstock Country
    Ghana
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  • Great conversation piece

    I already had a beautiful cross in my kitchen, but wanted another spiritual piece above a door. When I read the meaning behind this symbol, I knew I had to have it. It is unique and people always ask me about it. Very beautiful craftsmanship.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • I love this!!

    I love buying things that not only give back to the people who made it, but also is saturated in meaning. This symbol is beautifully constructed and well made. It comes with a little leather hook on the back for wall hanging. Not to mention it is a GREAT conversation piece and a source of inspiration.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • beautiful carving

    beautiful carving! complemented on it all the time and always starts a conversation when telling guests it's meaning...ordered monday, at my home before the end of the week... awesome! will be back for more!

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Excellent Addition to Collection

    Workmanship on this product is great. Color is what I wanted. May buy another.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Love this piece!

    I'm extremely happy with this purchase-this beautifully carved piece is a great addition to my collection of ethnic decor. With its origin in Ghana, this symbol means "except for God", and symbolizes the supremacy and immortality of God. It is a nice size, and is a perfect accent for hanging on a wall full of other unique treasures. Great value, and so beautiful. I have decided to get a tattoo-my first-of the symbol! Highly recommended, especially for people who are as fascinated by the different cultures of the world as I am.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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  • speaks volumes

    I love this piece of African art. I am soooo disappointed to see that it is currently out of stock. Please restock soon I have a number (6) of friends anxiously awaitng this gift that I so confidently promised them I would order for them. I really need them, sooner than later,like yesterday! As always I know that O will not let me down.

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    glo2 from Chicago, Il, Oct 13, 2013

  • excellent

    No problems. It was just as the AD stated it would be. It had the right color and size. I didn't have to wait very long for my item.

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. just as stated
    • How accurate was the sizing? to the tee
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    jaykam from GA, Jul 13, 2013

  • Beautiful. Small blessing for the wall.

    Beautiful blessing for your wall. Smaller than I imagined but a big blessing for my house nonetheless! African meaning on the back of the art adds to the piece.

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. sturdy wood with meaning of symbol on the back
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    naturallyzahara from boston, Apr 8, 2013

  • "Fear None Except God". That's what this means.

    I am in love with these. I purchased two and when they arrived, I was so pleased! The wood is thick and solid. The color is deep and rich. The size is perfect. I have no complaints at all. Wonderful!

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Perfect representation.
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Magnificent
    • How accurate was the sizing? Completely accurate.
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    fethe2 from Maryland, Feb 21, 2013

  • Beautiful piece!

    Lovely piece. I've given one as s gift and one graces the entry way into my home. I'm ordering another as a housewarming gift!

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Solid wood. Good color.
    • How accurate was the sizing? Exactly as described
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    indigo10 from Chicago, IL, Dec 29, 2012

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