Ghanaian Sankofa Birds

Ghanaian Sankofa Bird Wood Sculptures (Pair)

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SKU: 259262
Working in native sese wood, Abdul Aziz Mohamadu creates a pair of birds as sculptures. One holds a golden egg while both turn to look behind them. An Ashanti icon, the birds depict a traditional adinkra symbol known as the sankofa. This is understood as 'go back to your roots,' the message conveyed through the form of a bird with its head tilted backward.
  • Sese wood
  • 1.26 lbs
  • Largest piece: 8 inches H x 5 inches W x 2.4 inches D
  • Smallest piece: 8 inches H x 5 inches W x 2 inches D
  • Made in Ghana

1 Review

  • 5
    Conversation piece

    Posted by Maria on Sep 6th 2020

    These look great anywhere! They are a conversation piece as everyone wants to know where I acquired them and then I share the symbolism of the birds reaching back. They could go anywhere in my house because they look formal enough for a nice dining room.