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Akua Earrings with Large Charm in 18k Gold Plated Sterling Silver on Gold Hoop by A’Sika

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Akua Earrings with Large Charm in 18k Gold Plated Sterling Silver on Gold Hoop by A’Sika

Akua Earrings with Large Charm in 18k Gold Plated Sterling Silver on Gold Hoop by A’Sika.

The story behind this Fertility Doll charm is one of femininity, motherhood and wishes for wellness. Akan society is matrilineal; it is extremely important that Akan women can give brith. Women who are barren often find themselves ostracised in their communities.

Legend has it that there once lived an Akan woman called Akua who was unable to conceive so she visited a fetish priest who carved her a wooden doll to carry on her back. Akua took the doll home and cared for it as she would a real child. She was the laughing stock of her village, however she soon fell pregnant and gave birth. It is said that from then on, women adopted the practice of carrying ‘Akua’ba’ (meaning Akua’s child) on their backs in the hope of conceiving.

A’Sika was created in 2018 by Melbourne based designer Ella Badu. Inspired by traditional spirituality, regalia and the beauty in African symbolism, she handcrafts jewellery with a story to tell. Where possible, materials are sourced locally and created with primarily recycled or reclaimed precious metals.

This piece is made in collaboration with Modern Times, exclusively for Modern Rituals.

• Exclusively available at Modern Times
• Artist-made by hand in Australia
• Limited numbers available
• Free Gift Wrap

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Origin
Australia

Era
Contemporary

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