Adinkra White Star Gye Nyame Ornament
African Adinkra Star ornament, hand painted with the symbol for Gye Nyame. Gye Nyame represents the belief that God is above all and reflects Ghana's spiritual roots. Global Mamas beads are handmade from recycled glass. Wire framework and loop for hanging and tag for meaning. Raffia tie.
Handmade and Fair Trade from Ghana
“To be prosperous is to be happy.” Mami Adjo has been selling beads crafted by her siblings for more than 35 years. Holding up strands of colored seed beads, she explains the great skill required to produce such tiny beads. Mami Adjo’s business at the bead market—along with the money her husband makes as a farmer—supports four children, all of whom go to school or have completed their education. Without having gone to school herself, Mami Adjo wants to give her children the opportunities in life that she wasn’t able to have.