A'Sika - Ba

$180

A beautiful story to share of femininity, motherhood and wishes for wellness.

Akan society is matrilineal, it is extremely important that Akan women can give birth. 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. Akua 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 baby. She was laughed at by those in her village, who referred to the doll as Akua’ba’, meaning Akua’s child. Soon Akua fell pregnant and gave birth, it is said that from then on women adopted the practice of carrying ‘akuaba’ on their backs to conceive.

Dimensions: 

  • Small Charm: 3.5mm x 12mm Hoop: 10mm 
  • Medium Charm: 4mm x 17mm Hoop: 10mm 
  • Large Charm: 6mm x 25mm Hoop: 12mm

Hand made in Melbourne by A'Sika

 

CARE INSTRUCTIONS:

Please use only warm soapy water to clean your jewellery. A metal specific polishing cloth, or specialised jewellery cleaner can also be used to rejuvenate your piece. Some of our jewellery pieces are unpolished and can change colour over time (especially if left unworn). This is not a manufacturing fault, just the manner of the material.

 

Please be conscious that gold-plated jewellery is delicate and may scratch or wear over time. We offer our customers gold plating renewal on their items when deemed necessary. We are happy to arrange this at minimal expense to the customer. Customers will need to cover the freight costs. We do not charge extra for this service or profit from it.

 

RETURNS:

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