I personally always have Africa on the brain. My junior year of college I did an abroad experience in Tanzania. A key thing I learned was how important local culture varies across the continent, and how important these traditions mean to the community.
I one day hope to see as much of Africa as possible. Which is why when I discovered that our new craft artist is originally from Ghana I needed to learn more.
As always I encourage you to come wonder around the gallery. You’ll be sure to notice we have a neat series of cups and coasters by Ebenezer Akakpo. Akakpo having continued his education at Maine College of Art is currently based out of Portland.
He connects to his home roots by using traditional Ghanaian symbols called Adinkra as his inspiration for his work. He intricately weaves the symbols together to enchant the product with meaning.
So what symbol might you find here at Harvest Gold?
Source : Harvest Gold Gallery