STRIPES ARE A KEY ELEMENT IN AKAN JEWELLERY. THEY ARE THE ARTISANS SIGNATURE AND ALSO A FORM OF SPIRITUAL AND ARTISTIC EXPRESSION.LINES IS INSPIRED BY AKAN STRIPES, LINES AND BODY. THE COLLECTION IS MINIMALIST. BOLD AND MODERN. THE PIECES SUCH AS THE LIP JEWELLERY OR THE KNEE JEWELLERY REFER TO A SENSE OF MOVEMENT AND BODY LANGUAGE.
LINES IS INSPIRED BY THE AKAN STRIPES, LINES AND BODY: A MINIMALIST AND AVANT-GARDE COLLECTION.
Bold and futuristic, the pieces such as the lip jewellery or the knee jewellery refer to an idea of movement and body language.
The jewels are available in 925 Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil.
The Akan have used the lost-wax, or “cire-perdue”, casting method for centuries. Today’s beads and ornaments are still made by this ancient method in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. To make a bead or a pendant, the craftsman first makes a model from beeswax, usually forming it from thin wax threads. In the south east of Côte d’Ivoire, Akan craftsmen only use wax threads to make ornaments. The arrangement of these wax threads on beeswax models is what we call “Akan stripes”