African Brass Doll/Beauty Metal Pendant Handmade
African metal charm/pendant handmade by the ancient technique of metal casting in Ghana’s ethnic Ashanti region. Recycled brass
it’s a fusion of an African doll with braided her and the adinkra symbol of feminine beauty
approx 65mm (about 2 inches) high icluding the bail
made from brass, some are completely gold-coloured, others have some pale coppery patches
dimensions are approximate and small variations occur in size, colour and pattern they are handmade
the adinkra symbol Duafe which means wooden (afro) comb in the Akan language, is a symbol of beauty, cleanliness and desirable feminine qualities
The meaning of this symbol is characterised slightly differently in “The Adinkra Dictionary” and “The Values of Adinkra Symbols”; the former emphasises more abstract qualities of feminine goodness, love and care, while the latter has a more literal interpretation, looking one’s best and good hygiene. In any case, the duafe was a prized possession of the Akan woman, used to comb and plait her hair.