SIKA (WHICH MEANS "GOLD") OCCUPIES A CENTRAL PLACE IN THE AKAN CULTURE. ALIVE IN THE STATE OF NUGGET, DEAD IN THE STATE OF POWDER, SIKA IS ASSIMILATED TO A LIVING BEING IN PERPETUAL MOTION. HE IS A WAY TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE DIVINE, AND ALSO A MATERIALIZATION OF LIFE FORCES.
SIKA is inspired by the place of Gold in our current societies. A series of jewelry that features human body and gold. Textured jewelry refers to exploded nuggets that roam human body.
The collection is produced Rhodium-plated Sterling silver, in vermeil and in Fairmined gold (only made-to-order). The pieces are made by craftsmen in France.
In continuation of the conversation started with this collection, we asked the talented author Dozilet Kpolo to write a poem about gold: